Is there a moral equivalency between a black person wearing whiteface and a white person wearing blackface?
Why do people care either way?
Yes, neither have any moral implication.
By default yes. But if one is more-so offended by a certain action, it is more moral to avoid unnecessarily offending them
So, the argument used against blackface is chiefly that it has a bad history.
While I believe context of actions is important, intent also seems like something which should be considered.
In other words, I'm saying I don't really consider an equivalence between all cases of blackface.
Not given the history around each.
👆🏻. There is a long and ugly history of black face. There is no ‘whiteface’ equivalent. Trying to compare the two is ignorant.
Best to seize a piece of the higher moral ground from which to pitch your opinion.
Any equivalency will be related to the viewers interpretation of act; innocent child's play, insensitive adolescent behavior, overt racial insult? The viewers choice is the judge.
When has a black person ever wore “whiteface?”
I was wondering that too.
You serious? They made a feature film about it- White Chicks
Eddie Murphy. And it’s hilarious.
It is hilarious. I don’t care about make up, on anyone
Yes, he dressed up as a white man but it’s not really the same thing as blackface. It was a theatrical caricature. It made fun of plantation stereotypes.
He just wanted to experience life as a white man in a skit format.
The Eddie Murphy skit was great.
Mimes aren’t making fun of stereotypes.
I know. Just making a ludicrous suggestion.
Mimes are an abomination in and of themselves.
Strong words there dear. Did you get into some kind of ordeal with a mime?
Lol no. They just scare me. Not like fear of them but when they box themselves in and don’t talk. Creepy.
Only a step above carnies. Small hands, smell like cabbage
Lol I think they are kinda sad.
It depends on how well the black person can mime self-sanctimonious hypocrisy and intolerance. 😱
Hell no! If whites have been held in slavery for 200+ years and then discriminated against for another 150, then there is a problem.
I think you need to question your views on race if you answered yes or perhaps you poor oppressed white folks are tired of all your years of bondage?😰
Well, if you knew history, you would know that whites were held as slaves.
In the USA, in masse, Really?
I knew there would be a trolling reply like this. Thanks for getting in early with your false equivalence comment...
About 2 million Europeans were sold as slaves in the Barbary Slave trades. Not nearly as much as Africans of course, but there was still a systematic slave trade that affected whites. I also hate when whites are seen as the main characters behind slavery when mostly Islamic areas since the 1400s have been the most powerful slave trading group.
That being said, with a historical perspective there's no equivalent comparison of white face and black face due to context. However, in modern times both should equally be frowned upon the same.
Also let's not forget that Whites were the first group to end slavery. Most modern slavery is in mainly African (black) and Islamic areas.
What does the history of the Islamic slave trade have to do with America today?
I never said it does, my point was to show what white people have also been negatively affected by institutionalized slavery
Matter of equivalency my friend. A bump on the shoulder may be called hit but not anywhere close to a smash in the head with a sledge hammer. Comparing slavery in America, it’s a fart vs a tornado as to the severity of the consequences.
Over 2 million people in Europe were sold in to slavery, mainly women women and children who were sold to Turkish people who used them as child soldiers or sex slaves. Comparing them to a fart compared to a tornado shows how disgusting of a person you are. People are people asshole.
This isn't including the Balkans which was absolutely pillaged and destroyed by Turkish forces permanently damaging the area. You know the term slave originates from the brutality of how Slavic people were treated by the Turkish.
But I'm sure these people are nothing but a fart to your narrow and small perspective of the world and history.
And you continue to ramble about things that have no significance to the topic.
Why the hell are we talking about Turks? This poll is about blackface vs whiteface in america.
I didn't bring up the topic of slavery first. Your liberal friend did. I was simply replying to his misleading statements. You should rename yourself worstreaderever
Luftwaffe, you would do well to follow your own advice about reading. The context of my comments were about slavery in the US, not the world. You expanded the discussion to include things we all knew about but was out of context of the topic. I guess you just had to impress us with your font of worldwide knowledge and hurling insults our way when we point out your ignorance to remain on the topic.
There’s a name for pricks like you,
sexual intellectuals or Fucking know-it-all’s.
Also, 12,500,000 African slaves were loaded on ships to come to the Americas with about 1,800,000 dying at sea. The survivors propagated for 400 years until 1865. The math is just too massive for any figuring but certainly could reach the billion mark, dwarfing the very high (I’ve seen estimates as low as 35,000) for the incidents you mentioned and estimates you gave.
Sexual intellect? I'll take it.
Phucking know-it-all! You own it...