Louisville President, Staff Dress as Mexicans Today

Page 2 of Originally Posted by Getslow I love going to the Oktoberfest at St. Joes here in Louisville. The pastor has the full getup, hat and all. His name is Fr... 101 comments | 3315 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Louisville has issued an apology. What kind of leadership do they have at Louisville?
    Where have you been? Anyone who's been paying attention to Ramsey at all knows he's a terrible university president.

    Thank goodness this mildly offensive costume photo was released so everyone could finally join in.
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    This is the equivalent to blackface I guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    This is the equivalent to blackface I guess?
    I truthfully wouldn't say so. This wasn't a good idea (and dressing up as a racial stereotype never really is), but this kind of stuff doesn't carry the historical legacy that blackface does on this country. I really believe blackface is a special kind of wrong that simply should never, ever be done.

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    It's never a bright idea to use someone's culture as your costume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    This is the equivalent to blackface I guess?
    No. Blackface has a particular history to it that isn't nearly the same as this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    No. Blackface has a particular history to it that isn't nearly the same as this.
    When he says they were dressing up as immigrants I think that's a pretty bad look.

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    As someone said there's no good that comes out of "dressing up" as someone else's race/culture.

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    Should have dressed up as pimps and prostitutes. Probably wouldn't have offended anyone and would have been a great laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Where have you been? Anyone who's been paying attention to Ramsey at all knows he's a terrible university president.

    Thank goodness this mildly offensive costume photo was released so everyone could finally join in.
    I'll give you credit, you've been beating the "Ramsey Sucks" drum for a while.

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    Being almost completely from German blood...I guess I should get all up in arms when folks start donning lederhosen, dirndls, and Tyrolean hats during Oktoberfest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Being almost completely from German blood...I guess I should get all up in arms when folks start donning lederhosen, dirndls, and Tyrolean hats during Oktoberfest.
    I love going to the Oktoberfest at St. Joes here in Louisville. The pastor has the full getup, hat and all. His name is Fr. David Sanchez and is decidedly... not German.

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    It wasn't a smart move because everyone gets upset about everything now.

    I'm not offended. I'm also not Mexican. I just don't get why people get upset over costumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIPTON BASH View Post
    It wasn't a smart move because everyone gets upset about everything now.

    I'm not offended. I'm also not Mexican. I just don't get why people get upset over costumes.
    I get the blackface issue. I'm struggling with this one though. Is the mustache?

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