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    Why is it "racist" for a white person to dress in blackface but not racist for a black person to lighten their skin to appear white? Seems to me we have a double standard here. I DON'T GIVE A DAMN WHAT HE DID. It's between him and the voters of his district. He's not passing legislation here people. Jeez Louise what a nation of crybabies.
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    There is a CLEAR difference between a person performing a SATIRICAL "blackface" routine and a person who undergoes a cosmetic procedure.
    It would seem only approriate then if a black person came dressed as adolf hitler or a nazi stormtrooper then we could call it even.
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    @cnw95 So what you're saying basically is it's OK to do anything you want as long as you're not a white man. I already knew that.
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    @cnw95 That would be akin to him going to a black person's wedding dressed in that basket ball get-up.
    What he did was hardly representative of anything approaching Nazi death and destruction, or anything like that, in my view. The guy is simply an idiot
    and lacking in common sense.
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    @jessejaymes No jesse,thats not what i'm saying. What i AM saying is....There is a CLEAR difference between a person performing a SATIRICAL "blackface" routine and a person who undergoes a cosmetic procedure.
    It would seem only approriate then if a black person came dressed as adolf hitler or a nazi stormtrooper then we could call it even.
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    He sure doesn't look like a basketball player. Maybe a really bad case of blackface drag queen but not a basketball player. I think he looks like an idiot but if being an idiot was a crime this country would have less than a million people wandering around free today.
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    There is no such thing as "PC whipped"...People are free to be as rude, crude, and as ignorant as they want to be...But when it offends someone else...you don't have the right to tell that person how they should feel about it. Yet every time some does something stupid like this and someone finds it offensive you guys embrace the silly or offensive antic as some form of "free speech". Yet you attack the person who speaks out against it as being too "politically correct"...So I guess in your mind only "some" people in this country have a right to "free speech" but others do not.
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    @Sonny Well you know what Sonny? I can spend the entire day lying in bed with the shades drawn and lights out and still offend someone today. That's just absurd.
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    @jessejaymes No. But when you are a politician, a public figure and you do what this guy did...well..................
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    @Sonny What this guy did was make a fool of himself. It was not a press conference, it was not a bill being introduced. It was not "old time Mammy" blackface. Has it really come to this point in America that people can't dress up for a party without people like you howling the moon? It's none of your damn business. I get so tired of both the left and the right thinking everyone has to please YOUR idea of correctness. That's pure bullshit.
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    This was a costume. Why is this any worse than say the movie "White Chicks" or when Eddie Murphy does his old Jewish guy character? It's just humor.
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    I would love to know why dressing in costumes is part of celebrating this holiday. I don't recall the story of Esther involving costumes.
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    So two black dudes can make a movie called "White Chicks" and wear white face and its a comedy? But a white person in blackface is just racist...yeah, pot meet kettle
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    Can a nation composed of many races select one race or races to be the beneficiary of government deferences over other races. This government policy permits and enforces discrimation as long as its discrimination done against a race who aren't the beneficiaries of official government deferences and recognition.
    “A house divided against itself can not stand,”
    Abraham Lincoln
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    They've already started. Those who see nothing discriminatory about a "gay men's choir" are offended by a private party involving blackface. Those who say they don't give a damn what people think about anything gays do finds this offensive. Well so much for live and let live. We are a nation of hold everyone accountable except yourself WHINERS.
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    Isn't there a certain irony for a person of the Jewish race, a race which has been a driving force behind civil rights efforts, to do a Al Jolson act.
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    Actually, I am offended... it would have been different if he was dressing up as a specific person, but here he is implying that all basketball players fit a specific profile. Someone also commented and said "Were you offended by the movie White Chicks?" and YES I was. I felt that the entire movie perpetuated stereotypes and was extremely immature. Its not ok for black people to make fun of white people and vice versa.
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    The P.C. police were cruseing that night. You know it is getting bad when a demo crate congress man gets hit by the P.C. bunch. Wait he is a conservative.
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    What does he being Jewish have anything to do with this? With that said, people need to grow the hell up. We seriously cannot be this easy to offend.
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    well he is a Democratic New York State Assemblyman,, So he gets a pass
    If he was a Republican...That would be a different story
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    If he wanted to look crazy, stupid and idiotic, he succeeded. If he wanted to look like a black
    basketball player, he failed.
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    Yep, if had been a non-(so-called)minority, then he'd of been crucified.(no pun intended!) The PC Police are scratching their heads on this one, because if they speak against what he did then they will be called anti-semitic. Typical PC doublestandard.
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    I think its both stupid & offensive. After all he could have dressed up like a "basketball player" ---without putting on the black face..I think he just wanted to make his "statement" but use this holiday to hide behind..He further chides anyone who objects or is hurt or offended as simply being too "politically correct"?!? And this from an elected official. Sometimes "political correctness" is NOT the problem---Sometimes stupid politicians are the problem.
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    What's so stupid about it? Legislator's are allowed to joke and have fun? I guess if Obama put on a Harry Carry mask it would be different somehow? How racist can you be when the rules only apply for democrats or African Americans? Damn!!!!
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    I should have elaborated on my previous comment. I am apologizing for him as a person, especially as a person with power. As far as this black-face goes, Dov is just an idiot. I sincerely hope that Dov has enough common sense to realize that because of his previous actions and proclamations, it manifests the supposed innocence of this costume, into an perceived act of racism.
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    I am unfortunately blood related to this man. (He is my cousin) Please note that not all of our family is as extremist and narrow minded as Dov. My parents raised me with morals, and taught me good from bad. Religion wasn't a factor in my childhood, and as an Atheist, I lead a fulfilling and positive life. Dov's beliefs, antics, and bigotry, clearly illustrates that blind faith doesn't automatically make you a good person. He is a disgrace not only to the Jewish people , but all humankind.
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