Monday, June 04, 2007

Whites Pretending to be Black

A local church play had three white men paint their faces black and sing negro spirituals.

The church should have honored black music without the makeup, said David Moore, president of the nonprofit Gaston County Organization for Community Concerns, which seeks to improve the quality of life for local minorities.

"I have no problem with anyone that wants to sing black music, but to pretend that you're a black person when you're not a black person seems to be more of a mockery than a celebration," Moore said. "It's misguided at this time in our culture, in our society."

While the performance may have been in bad taste I don't know, I wonder if that hypocrite is protesting Dave Chappelle's show where he dresses up as white man and ---- doesn't honor anything but intentionally and deliberately makes fun of them. Reverse that, and he'd be fired from the show like Imus.


japhy said...

Church members were told to dress like Americans in the 19th century for the skit held at the church's mother-daughter banquet on the weekend before Mother's Day, said Teresa Holbrooks, the pastor's wife. The black makeup was her idea, she said.

Yet another reason pastors shouldn't have wives! ;)

TheGodFearinFiddler said...