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Bounty Hound Black-faced Morris dancers (286* d) RE: Black-faced Morris dancers 15 Oct 14

'Is it not better to be pragmatic and compromise on this small aspect for the "greater good"?'

So what do you think is the reaction of most people when they see a morris side then Reynard,

'oh look, there's a morris side' perhaps, or 'oh look there's a group of people with black faces, so they must be racist'

(actually, and sadly, the reaction from a lot is probably 'look at that bunch of prats')

I fully accept that there will be some morris men who are racist, just there will also be some fishermen, or railway modelers who are racist, but I really don't think that the mass population look at a morris side and see a racist image, do you? after all, as I've said several times, the face paint is just a small part of the overall picture.

Wish I'd never mentioned the bl..dy pheasants though!

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