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Thread #161296   Message #3834610
Posted By: Noreen
24-Jan-17 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
What I originally looked in here to post some hours ago, was the news that a Gloucestershire Morris Man has had a reply to his email on this matter to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

I'm not typing out the whole letter, but the relevant part says:

as...Sajid Javid made clear, there are no racial connotations linked with this tradition.

I am not of course saying that because we have government support it solves everything, but it is very nice to think that those in power have our backs on this when we have previously been threatened with abuse, ostracism and legal action.