Stupid (and Racist) Halloween Costume (NRR)
A white friend of mine, for his party which I skipped, decided to be all "creative" and go blackfaced. His sister told me this, while laughing at the cleverness, and said that it's acceptable for Halloween. These are educated people, but have never heard of Al Jolson or anything much about the history of blackface. Now I'm a latino, though I look white, but I called that out and said that it was offensive and inapropriate. She told me there were a couple of black people at the party and they didn't mind, but the black guy they hired as server was offended. They say we're overreacting. Am I? I know that for halloween people take liberties with racial stuff. I've heard of Sarah Silverman going as Sexy Hitler, but she's always been about the edge. But some things should be left alone.