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Thread #161296   Message #3834858
Posted By: Steve Shaw
25-Jan-17 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
If I seem to have misunderstood, Morris-ey, then I suggest you're not making yourself clear. I'll come clean. My OPINION is that Morris dancers should not black up. Now do you think that I am taking offence on behalf of black people? That's what you said about people like me. If English is YOUR first language, you may choose to clarify, carefully I suggest. As I said, people with the same opinion as mine may simply be taking a view (not "taking offence") based on what we know of the practice, the history of the practice and of modern-day sensibilities. The sentence of yours I took issue with is extremely unwelcome to people like me, who may find the attitude conveyed by it to be insulting.