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all of the commenters who compare the compton cookout event to celebrations such as st. patrick's day and oktoberfest are missing a very huge difference -- people of those races were never enslaved in this country. they never experienced the wholesale degradation and discrimination that blacks did (and still do) here. they didn't suffer the equivalent of blackface minstrel shows. there is a very long, very ugly history of pain in the black community -- which includes whites "costuming" themselves as black in mockery -- that can't be simply compared to other races. you can't begin to understand why the black community is so angry if you ignore the history of race relations in america.
February 25, 2010 at 10:33 a.m.
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