I'm a little tired of hearing about blackface costumes and how I should be offended by people who are obviously not racists. Context matters. Intentions matter. If a group of white dudes decide to dress up as a black-skinned Jamaican bobsled team, should I be offended? Why, because they aren't 'black' Jamaicans? Jamaica is a multi-racial country. I was at a bar once and this exact thing happened; I felt as thought I "had" to be offended even though, really, I didn't care and thought it was a funny costume. Perhaps in the new age, we need to find a term aside from "racist" to describe behaviour that is simply racially insensitive or stupid.
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