View Full Version : GERMANY: Outraged to know that Obama is black?

09-16-2011, 11:39 AM
If THIS (http://www.thelocal.de/national/20110915-37617.html) isn't a Bizarro Earth moment I don't know what is?

09-16-2011, 12:31 PM
Outraged that a white man went to the blackface card, rather.

But the latest one is upsetting to some because of the racial connotations of blackface theatre, which was widespread in America in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Based on ugly stereotypes, blackface consisted of white performers painting themselves black for degrading minstrel shows. It it quickly died out in the United States after the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

But keep trying; you'll catch on later!

09-16-2011, 12:48 PM
It's hard for a white man to impersonate a black man any other way.

09-16-2011, 04:34 PM
Gentlemen -- beeeee ssseeaaatttteeeddddd.

09-16-2011, 04:52 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's hard for a white man to impersonate a black man any other way. </div></div>

I noticed in the jobs address that both Boehner and Leon Panetta were darker complected (or tanned) than Obama.

So going the full blackface, as this man did, is not any kind of faithful reproduction of Obama's look, but instead, a faithful representation of the minstrel show singer look. Which is the problem in this case.