Writer thinks picture of coal miners are racist - soot covered faces = black face
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    Writer thinks picture of coal miners are racist - soot covered faces = black face

    Seriously, too many people are letting their va-jay jays dictate their "feelings" and are offended by everything.

    The irony is these coal miners were probably union democrats.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/opin...ce/2683881002/

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    Re: Writer thinks picture of coal miners are racist - soot covered faces = black face

    Viewers cannot determine the intention of an artist’s work. Art also exposes society’s blind spots. Blackface is only a glimpse of a larger issue. The larger issue is the lack of representation of marginalized people and their voices in Phoenix.
    The larger issue is that there are people that get less satisfaction from learning something than from suppressing the display of historical images that resemble something vaguely threatening in a modern context.
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    Re: Writer thinks picture of coal miners are racist - soot covered faces = black face

    I probably should have said "is" v. "are" since it was referring a picture. Oh well. MCPSS at work!

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    Re: Writer thinks picture of coal miners are racist - soot covered faces = black face

    Most of my dad's family came home from the mines looking like that. With bleeding hands, I might add.

    Several died from "black lung". That is also racist.

    (BTW, they HATED the union. They thought it was just like the mano nera.) (Even more racism!)
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    Re: Writer thinks picture of coal miners are racist - soot covered faces = black face

    Quote Originally Posted by Displaced Bama Fan View Post
    The irony is these coal miners were probably union democrats.


    Don't be daft, laddie. They are probably Yorkies, since they are drinking Bass ale.


    (OK, I guess they could be Geordies, since most of the coal mining took place that far north. But since none of them are drinking "broon ale"...............I rest my case.)

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    Re: Writer thinks picture of coal miners are racist - soot covered faces = black face

    This idea that someone's uninformed or informed but doesn't care opinion trumps reality and is more important than anything else just because is beyond stupid.
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    Re: Writer thinks picture of coal miners are racist - soot covered faces = black face

    Oh boy.

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    Re: Writer thinks picture of coal miners are racist - soot covered faces = black face

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    Oh boy.
    Curiosity - did it hit you as racist? Not a single one of those guys looked AA nor looked like they'd applied blackface makeup, just working stiffs from a mine...
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