i wish lou rawls and etta james were alive to sing at my wedding
"Koreans are not trying to be racist or imitate black people."
Where did I say that Koreans were “trying” to be racist?
The fact of the matter is is that you don’t HAVE to be “trying” anything in order to be racist. You don’t HAVE to have hateful motives to be racist.
Not imitating black people? So an actress dressing up as Dooly, a BLACK Korean character who is depicted as a caricature of black people
or several women dressing up as Dreamgirls
or LITERALLY depicting a stereotype of a watermelon-loving Black person
NONE of those instances are imitating black people?
"Not everything is about black people"
The fact that you feel as though me calling out clear depictions of blackface in Korean entertainment is about making everything about black people says infinitely more about you who cowardly hides behind Internet anonymity.
"Painting the face black used to act as a coal miner or chimney sweeper in plays."
There is literally TONS of information on minstrel shows and EXACTLY the type of depictions of black people that they were shamelessly aiming for—even an ENTIRE fucking website with ALL the information you could possibly need AND a specific section on the “Coon” character at the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia—and yet your explanation is THAT?
You have the audacity to come into MY space and imply that I (and THOUSANDS of other people who understood, signed, and shared the petition—including some native Koreans—by proxy) am misinformed???
I pray that you’re not following me because I WILL ask that you unfollow my ass on the spot. I don’t have time for such foolishness.