Lefty bloggers: Can we please just fucking stop with the blackface?
(That used to be here.)
Think of it as a new corollary to Godwin's Law: Any use of blackface, like any use of the word "Nazi," automatically makes further reasoned discussion impossible.
I don't care if it's fair. I don't care if the use of blackface is clever or ironic; I don't care if the blogger or the Photoshopper is African-American. Posting blackface is handing the other side a huge fucking trump card, one they can (and will) run gleefully off to the mainstream media with. It's just never worth it.
Weigh costs and benefits, for crissakes.