posted on Oct, 18 2021 @ 03:42 PM
I thought a bit more explication might be useful for this thread.
I'll say that there truly is a dark history regarding race relations, and that I'm truly thankful to have grown up in a time when minstrel shows and
blackface (real blackface is not the same as putting on makeup for an Othello role) are things of the past. I grew up with Eddie Murphy donning white
makeup to be Mr. White and the Wayne's brothers dressing up as white chicks, so for me the use of theatrical makeup doesn't hold the same connotations
as a 1920s audience member watching Birth of a Nation or something similar.
And I couldn't even imagine what it would have been like to have lived in the south 100 years ago, when lynchings reached their horrific peak and
segregation and oppression were rife.
All that said, the youth of today have been taught to view and judge all history according to modern standards, and have also been shown history
through a glass darkly, w/o context that shows that humans are humans, and have always had tumultuous times and warring factions, along with some
times of relative peace.
They're taking history personally.
I don't think there's a healthy outcome to such an approach.
edit on 18-10-2021 by zosimov because:
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