Wednesday, August 02, 2006

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.

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