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Sunday, February 17, 2019

When one of New Orleans' most cherished parades rolls next month, float riders -- African-American and white -- will greet the screaming throngs wearing lofty feather headdresses, crinkly grass skirts and the sort of black face paint that most anywhere else might draw gasps and cries of racism. Some 1,500 men and women, their faces blackened, will ride along 4.5 miles of the city's most storied avenues in the full light of Mardi Gras morning as part of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club's annual parade. They'll mug for TV cameras and snap social media selfies, all while sporting makeup similar in appearance to the kind that in recent weeks has sparked a national firestorm.

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After resurfacing in long-buried archives, photos of white officials -- Virginia's governor, Florida's secretary of state and police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana -- in blackface drew swift mea culpas. So did clothing gaffes on the theme involving singer Katy Perry and the fashion houses Gucci and Prada. Calls for resignations and boycotts are still going strong.

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I knew it...

Either had to be 2 of our biggest racists starting this thread, Comrade Gracie or Comrade Boazo. They must be a hoot together at their Klan rallies.

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-18 03:37 AM | Reply

"similar in appearance"

That's what you say when you excuse cops who shoot a black man because they thought they saw a gun.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-18 03:41 AM | Reply

Years ago I played at a society event in Birmingham, AL that had something to do with Mardi Gras.

The men were wearing what looked like spangled KKK regalia, hoods and all. It was spooky.

#3 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-18 05:39 AM | Reply

Either had to be 2 of our biggest racists starting this thread, Comrade Gracie or Comrade Boazo. They must be a hoot together at their Klan rallies.

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson

Did Boaz pull a Clayton Bigsbee and divorce his wife for being a n***er lover?

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-18 05:42 AM | Reply

I had hopes there was a line, granted a very thin one, that you bigots would not cross. I was wrong. You are the second poster in as many weeks to call Boaz a n---er as an insult.

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-18 08:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

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