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Double standard's obvious on blackface and Trudeau

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What are the chances blackface will be a Halloween costume this year?

A week ago I would not have asked that question.

A week ago I believed changing your skin colour to impersonate another race is always wrong.

How times have changed.

It was 1993 when actor Ted Danson infamously appeared in blackface. He did it at a Friars Club roast, an event that was well known for raucous humour in a closed — no recording or reporting — environment where attendees and performers expected material not suitable for general public display.

Yet due to Danson performing in blackface, the great movie reviewer Roger Ebert reported at the time that the crowd was “appalled.” That was 26 years ago.

But apparently the idea that blackface is wrong in all circumstances is so yesterday.

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