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Response to greatbaldeagle (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 01:49 PM

48. I was born and raised in the deep south. You misunderstand in part.

You seem to think that dressing up inappropriately in something that would offend black people means he would treat black people differently. It doesn't quite work that way, across the board. Maybe it would mean that, maybe not. It depends on the person.

25 is pretty young. Just a year or two after frat status. Prince Harry dressed up as a Nazi for a costume party and rec'd flack about it. He married a woman of color, so it's safe to say that he was not prejudiced or racist. Sometimes people make a bad decision when trying to be funny and totally misstep. Most comedians end up doing that.

Northam hasn't provided a good enough explanation, IMO. This sort of dress-up was not the norm in the 80s. But I don't know him to know if it's possible that he was racist at the time. If I had seen that in the 80s, I can't say what I would have thought about it; it's hard for me to go back in time and try to remember my head at the time. I think I would have thought it was stupid, offensive, disrespectful. But I'm not sure I would have thought that automatically meant the guy was racist; like I said, it depends on the person.

Northam has not done anything politically to suggest he's racist, I've read. If that's true, this was a one-time joke thing that was way out of line.

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