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This month, Black History Month, we’ve seen a parade of images of white men — elected officials and others — in blackface.
A young Republican state legislator in Florida wore blackface for his high school homecoming week. The medical school yearbook page of Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, a Democrat, includes a photo of two figures, one in a Ku Klux Klan uniform and one in blackface. His military school yearbook recorded his nickname as “Coonman.” His attorney general admitted that he also used “dark makeup” to dress as the rapper Kurtis Blow in the 1980s. The list goes on.
When I first saw these images, I wasn’t outraged because I wasn’t surprised. Blackface is a shameful American pastime dating to early 19th century minstrel shows. Bing Crosby, who died in 1977, is considered a titan of the American songbook and a national treasure. He wore blackface. How could I be outraged when the bar seems so low?
But then there was one image, a yearbook photo from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, that stopped me in my tracks. In it, there are three figures. Two are in Ku Klux Klan uniforms and one is in blackface. There is a noose around the neck of the white man in blackface. The photo was taken in 1979. It is sickening to look at.
Casual racism is easy to internalize and easy to blow off — until it’s not. The U.N.C. photo, like the rest of them, was surely meant to be funny. But those are the origins of blackface, fun at the expense of black slaves and later black Americans at large.
In original minstrel shows, white entertainers would paint their faces with burned cork, greasepaint or shoe polish and perform songs. One of them was titled “The Traveling Coon.”
Once there was a traveling coonWho was born in TennesseeHe made his living stealing chickens… And everything else he could seeWell, he traveled and he was known for miles around,And he didn’t get enough, he didn’t get enough,Till the police shot him down.
In other words, in the 19th century black men were just trouble waiting to be shot down by the police. It all sounds so familiar.
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【新】【书】【来】【了】，【诸】【位】【喜】【欢】【南】【极】【海】【的】【书】【的】【兄】【弟】【姐】【妹】【们】，【可】【以】【去】【看】【看】【喽】！ 【新】【书】【发】【布】，【一】【口】【气】【就】【快】10【万】【字】【了】。 【挺】【肥】【了】，【可】【以】【看】【了】。
【洛】【明】【希】【满】【脸】【惊】【愕】【的】【出】【声】，【原】【来】【她】【没】【有】【要】【自】【己】【也】【支】【付】【违】【约】【金】，【是】【因】【为】【她】【要】【封】【杀】【自】【己】【么】？ 【说】【实】【话】，【洛】【明】【希】【着】【实】【有】【些】【摸】【不】【透】【池】【晚】【晚】【的】【脾】【性】，【但】【依】【着】【平】【日】【里】【她】【的】【行】【事】【作】【风】，【他】【完】【全】【相】【信】【她】【绝】【对】【能】【做】【出】【直】【接】【封】【杀】【两】【个】【人】【的】【事】【情】。 【池】【晚】【晚】【嗤】【笑】【一】【声】，【不】【屑】【道】：“【封】【杀】【你】【们】？【对】【我】【有】【什】【么】【好】【处】【么】？” 【仿】【佛】【是】【看】【透】【了】【洛】【明】【希】【的】
“【你】【们】【在】【这】【里】【等】【我】【一】【下】，【江】【凌】【安】【排】【一】【下】！”【严】【沫】【简】【单】【的】【和】【他】【们】【打】【了】【一】【声】【招】【呼】，【就】【直】【接】【跑】【了】【出】【去】。 “【沫】【儿】【你】【去】【哪】？”【龙】【逸】【刚】【想】【跟】【着】【严】【沫】【一】【起】，【就】【被】【一】【旁】【的】【林】【清】【雅】【拉】【了】【回】【来】。 “【哎】【哎】【哎】，”【林】【清】【雅】【皱】【着】【眉】【头】，【一】【脸】【冰】【冷】【的】【拉】【着】【龙】【逸】【的】【手】【臂】【说】【道】，“【你】【着】【什】【么】【急】【啊】，【你】【看】【不】【出】【严】【沫】【是】【追】【着】【叶】【惊】【琰】【的】【出】【去】【的】【嘛】，【别】【跟】【着】【捣】大乐透开奖结果500期历史【乔】【昱】【做】【了】【个】【梦】，【被】【梦】【里】【的】【匪】【夷】【所】【思】【和】【光】【怪】【陆】【离】【吓】【出】【了】【一】【身】【的】【冷】【汗】。 【他】【把】【床】【头】【的】【灯】【扭】【亮】，【看】【看】【睡】【在】【他】【旁】【边】【的】【妻】【子】【何】【大】【妞】。 【何】【大】【妞】，【往】【日】【里】【觉】【得】【土】【得】【像】【土】【坷】【垃】【一】【样】【的】【名】【字】，【今】【天】【觉】【得】【无】【比】【动】【听】。 【真】【好】【啊】，【他】【妻】【子】【叫】【何】【大】【妞】。 【大】【妞】，【听】【着】【就】【特】【别】【接】【地】【气】，【比】【梦】【里】【那】【些】【妖】【艳】【贱】【货】【的】【名】【字】【听】【着】【都】【朴】【实】。 【帮】【妻】【子】
【翌】【日】。 【杜】【翩】【若】【换】【完】【衣】【服】【从】【卧】【室】【走】【出】【来】，【经】【过】【厨】【房】，【见】【宋】【惜】【城】【一】【如】【既】【往】【的】【挂】【着】【围】【裙】，【拿】【着】【锅】【铲】【站】【在】【灶】【台】【前】【面】。 【画】【面】【清】【雅】【又】【温】【馨】。 【她】【眼】【角】【眉】【梢】【忍】【不】【住】【盈】【满】【笑】【意】。 “【你】【是】【在】【我】【大】【脑】【里】【安】【装】【了】【定】【时】【闹】【钟】【吗】？【我】【每】【回】【出】【来】【你】【都】【做】【好】【了】！【我】【今】【天】【特】【意】【起】【早】【了】，【你】【也】【差】【不】【多】！【累】【不】【累】？”【杜】【翩】【若】【笑】【着】，【坐】【在】【了】【料】【理】【台】【前】
【卓】【不】【凡】【的】【剑】【术】【比】【起】【先】【前】【又】【增】【强】【了】【许】【多】，【剑】【芒】【中】【不】【再】【带】【有】【剑】【气】，【而】【变】【得】【更】【加】【纯】【粹】，【更】【加】【锋】【利】。 【只】【是】【他】【报】【仇】【心】【切】，【已】【经】【快】【疯】【魔】，【正】【邪】【不】【分】，【开】【始】【滥】【杀】【无】【辜】。 【慧】【剑】【门】【的】【剑】【术】，【还】【是】【颇】【有】【可】【取】【之】【处】。【但】【是】【秦】【至】【庸】【的】【眼】【中】，【则】【不】【算】【什】【么】。【毕】【竟】，【秦】【至】【庸】【连】【辟】【邪】【剑】【谱】、【独】【孤】【九】【剑】、【太】【极】【剑】【法】【这】【样】【的】【剑】【术】【都】【见】【识】【过】。 【秦】【至】【庸】
“【没】【事】【儿】，【可】【能】【有】【点】【受】【凉】……【呕】~” 【江】【若】【男】【察】【觉】【江】【三】【妹】【的】【着】【急】【担】【心】，【稍】【微】【平】【息】【了】【一】【会】【儿】【就】【想】【着】【安】【慰】【她】，【在】【听】【到】【她】【的】【话】【后】【还】【一】【脸】【疑】【惑】：“【有】【了】？【什】【么】【有】【了】？” “【哎】【呀】！【反】【正】【你】【先】【进】【屋】！”【江】【三】【妹】【一】【边】【给】【她】【拍】【着】【背】，【一】【边】【拉】【着】【她】【就】【往】【屋】【里】【走】，“【你】【看】【你】【现】【在】【这】【样】！” 【她】【说】【的】【着】【急】【又】【担】【心】，【却】【又】【不】【敢】【硬】【拉】【着】【她】【走】，