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Fri Feb 1, 2019, 10:54 PM

15. Young and partying or joking around? Really?

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There is no excuse for a grown man (med school graduate at the time) believing that painting himself black and standing next to someone in a Klan outfit was just good old fashioned everyday partying and joking around. Sure, joke about people being lynched solely on the basis of the pigmentation they were provided to protect their bodies from the extreme exposure to the sun that exists in the climate in which their bodies were designed to live. In case you didn't know, dark skin has a natural SPF of 13 compared to about a 3 for light skin. It literally is a physiological advantage that has been hijacked and turned into something negative. Why is this even something to joke about? Can you just answer that simple question for me? A lot of white people seem to really love this joke, even in 2019 and then they are SURPRISED that people are offended by it. Are we living on the same planet? It is not OK. It NEVER was. It never will be. Stop it. Why are so many white people obsessed with dark skin? It's just skin. Get over it.

Imagine being one of his black patients a few months or years after that photo was taken? Do you think someone who thought that was a joke was then going to give the SAME level of care to a black patient that he would a white patient? Umm...no.

Let's try this. Imagine seeing black men in photos dressed as Nat Turner and laughing while pointing guns and knives at other black men dressed in white face. Do you think people would say "oh they were young and partying and joking around"? Would you want one of these black men to be your Governor 35 years later where he now has to represent the same group of people that he thought didn't even deserve to breathe air at some point earlier in his ADULTHOOD?

Is being a racist that fun? What's next? Are we going to start seeing images of white people wearing the Star of David while standing next to someone wearing a swastika and Hitler mustache? Oh how funny that is. Hahaha. It's so funny just partying and joking around about genocide. This is evil, sick, and barbaric. It has to end. There are millions of other ways to have fun other than being a racist.

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