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Literary Blackface.

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by Goonie, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Ana the Ist

    Ana the Ist Aggressively serene!

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    You realize you already asked that and I already answered, right?
     
  2. durangodawood

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    You responded. But it wasnt an answer.

    Is Emma fiction? Come on.
     
  3. Ana the Ist

    Ana the Ist Aggressively serene!

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    What answer were you hoping for? I haven't read Emma.

    Explain yourself. You're the one making the claim here.
     
  4. durangodawood

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    If I have to explain how a black family experience re social status and marriage in an 18th c English village will be really different from a white one.... well, as interesting as this case might be, I can see this will be too much work to be worth it.
     
  5. flicka

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    A swing and a miss B&N
     
  6. Ophiolite

    Ophiolite Recalcitrant Procrastinating Ape

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    You don't understand, or pretend not to understand, the difference between fantasy novels and characters (e.g. James Bond) and novels portraying real world situations and characters (e.g. Emma). Now, that is either surprising ignorance on the part of an educated individual, or cynical rhetoric on the part of someone abusing their education. (Have you stopped beating your wife?)
     
  7. Ana the Ist

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    I see....your claim remains unsubstantiated and therefore dismissed.
     
  8. Chesterton

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    Yeah, I don't understand how this is different.
     
  9. Rubiks

    Rubiks proud libtard

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    Changing someone's skin color isn't the same as blackface. Blackface has pitch black skin tone, big, vibrant red lips, and white gloves. Now, Blackface doesn't have to have all of these features, but it's clear those book covers have none of the distinctive features.

    Either way, it's a lazy way to promote racial equality.
     
  10. keith99

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    It has been done and it resulted in lots of people deciding the author was racist despite several other novels that made that charge a bit absurd.
     
  11. Ignatius the Kiwi

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    I don't know what to think about it. It feels like a cynical attempt to get black people interested in these works, but once they discover the characters within the stories are actually white, won't they feel cheated?

    Reminds me of JK Rowling artificially making Hermoine a black character retroactively. Doesn't work and comes off as progressive pandering.
     
  12. durangodawood

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    I noticed with Moby Dick they made Ahab black.... but they kept the white whale!
     
  13. keith99

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    So stupid since there were already black and other significant non-white characters, Ishmael's best friend ship in particular.
     
  14. grasping the after wind

    grasping the after wind That's grasping after the wind

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    Well calling people racist without any actual verifiable evidence has become quite popular. In some cases one need only quote a fact and one will be labelled a racist.
     
  15. grasping the after wind

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    That seems racist to me. Between the two Ahab is the less sympathetic character.
     
  16. durangodawood

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    Not to mention the whale is so awesome he sinks the whole ship.
     
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