Mudcat Café message #1614625 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86673   Message #1614625
Posted By: Azizi
27-Nov-05 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: Morris Dancers-why do you dance?
Subject: RE: Morris Dancers-why do you dance?
Wyrd Sister,

In light of your comment about people thinking you racist because you participate in Morris dancing, I feel the need to state that I certainly don't think that Morris dancers are racists just because they are Morris dancers.

I admit that one custom of that dancing-blackening the faces-still bothers me. However, I now believe that that custom is not meant to be interpreted as racist.

I hope that in posting this comment I do not detract from your positive, uplifting thread. I would sincerely regret that.

I have already exchanged comments with folks about blackening up on an earlier Mudcat thread, and will not do so on this thread.

Best wishes,