i love kendrick.
A veteran New York Assemblyman on Monday stood by his decision to wear blackface makeup, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a costume party in the face of criticism he called “political correctness to the absurd.”
Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind wrote on his blog Monday that he doesn’t understand the criticism swirling around Albany and doesn’t know why anyone would be offended by the costume he wore to a party he recently held at his home in Brooklyn to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Assemblyman Karim Camara of the state Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus called Hikind’s actions “callous and repugnant” and said his fellow lawmaker should apologize.
“The history of the blackface minstrel show is something deeply painful in the African-American community,” said Camera, a Brooklyn Democrat. “It brings back the memories of African-Americans being reduced to buffoonery just to gain access to the entertainment industry.”
Hikind hired a makeup artist and wore an orange basketball jersey, sunglasses and an Afro at the celebration that traditionally includes costumes.
“I am intrigued that anyone who understands Purim — or for that matter understands me — would have a problem with this,” said Hikind, a Jewish leader in New York. “This is political correctness to the absurd. There is not a prejudiced bone in my body.”
*why dress up as another race? I really don’t get it. If you want to dress up as a basketball player, then throw on a jersey and some bball shorts, get a basketball and you’re good to go.. why do they need a wig and black face? It’s just stupid!
so apparently this is what our elected “liberal” and “progressive” officials do in BK? Dress up in blackface w/ gross Afro wigs, gold teeth & call themselves basketball players for Purim? Oh. There is no way I will ever take America seriously.
sometimes you (i) do too much to keep the people you (i) love around long after they’ve stopped loving you (me) that is what we’ve (i’ve) done. this is what is always done.
this is gold
mary’s face tho… the confusion & agony…
*cries tears of absolute laughter*
teached: the path to prison