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  •  Again, no white progressive with any sense (1+ / 0-)
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    would play that role in public.  It's hardly as benign as a performance on Saturday Night Live.  In my eyes, an artist has a responsibility to his or her artistic vision.  But a politician has a responsibility to her or her constituents, and clowning (if this was conscious clowning) in that fashion is bound to backfire. Perhaps the Afro-Swedish Association is humorless, but I think it's more likely that they see the larger social ramification of such artistic "play".  And, remember, this is happening in the country right next door to Norway, where children were just murdered for their immigrant status, and where the trial of the mass murderer is ongoing.  Whether this is a clever play on an old trope, and whether it was deliberately inflammatory or not, the outcome (white folks enacting racism) is not pretty.

    "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

    by hepshiba on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 03:10:53 PM PDT

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    •  Yep (1+ / 0-)
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      I think that's right.  It is good for no one here.

      (as a side note, the kids murdered in Norway were killed not because of their immigration status, but because they were white progressives who purportedly supported immigrant rights).  

      •  For a Norwegian gathering (1+ / 0-)
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        that political retreat was very integrated, and a number of the victims were immigrants or the children of immigrants. The white victims were killed because they supported immigrant rights.  The immigrant kids were killed because of that and because of who they were.  And those kids were very important to the immigrant communities from which the sprang because they represented the hope of an integrated Norwegian future.

        "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

        by hepshiba on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 03:45:44 PM PDT

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