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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:05 PM

I colored my face once in the 80's

I was picked to be the Virgen de Guadalupe for a parade by our Catholic Church. They dressed me in full virgen garb but my face is very pale. So they applied reddish brown makeup on me to make me look more “India”.

I felt honored to have this role as I rode on a float down the parade route.

Should I now be ashamed?

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Reply I colored my face once in the 80's (Original post)
Bluesaph Feb 2019 OP
LAS14 Feb 2019 #1
deek Feb 2019 #2
stonecutter357 Feb 2019 #3
Iggo Feb 2019 #4
JI7 Feb 2019 #5
Iggo Feb 2019 #6
EffieBlack Feb 2019 #9
Iggo Feb 2019 #11
Codeine Feb 2019 #10
Doodley Feb 2019 #7
EffieBlack Feb 2019 #8
LexVegas Feb 2019 #12
marble falls Feb 2019 #13
yonder Feb 2019 #14
Bluesaph Feb 2019 #15
csziggy Feb 2019 #16
crazycatlady Feb 2019 #17

Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:06 PM

1. What's your point? nt

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:10 PM

2. If your intent was not mockery,

then I think not

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:10 PM

3. Are you running for office ?

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:12 PM

4. Do you feel ashamed?

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:13 PM

5. are people really this stupid ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:17 PM

6. Yes.

People are.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:27 PM

9. Or they have another agenda.

 

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:35 PM

11. The agenda's obvious.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:28 PM

10. Yes. And by choice, even. nt

 

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:23 PM

7. I used a self-tanning product once. The next day I was a deep bronze.

I put too much on. I had a meeting that day. Everyone commented that I looked different. I looked in the mirror. It was one of those rare occasions I thought I looked pretty good. I looked a healthy color, instead of looking anemic. Am I a racist?

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:27 PM

8. No.

 

Why would you be? Were you mocking or demeaning anyone invoking a long-standing vicious, racist stereotype?

If not, you're good.

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:37 PM

12. JFC...

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:44 PM

13. Ashamed? Just for asking the question.

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:09 PM

14. If the one chosen to represent the Virgen de Guadalupe and dressed in "full virgen garb"

was supposed to be a virgin and that person was not, then perhaps that person might feel ashamed depending on the expectations of themselves or others, the ceremony, tradition, the priest, etc.

Your OP could be a windup, and my post might be monkey wrenching it but your feelings were/are still up to you.

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:39 AM

15. What's the difference in dressing like MJ?

I remember the 80’s. It was a scandal if a white girl “went Black” back then. I remember the shock on my mom’s face when she found out her cousin was dating a black guy. People were not aware the way we are now. Racism and stereotypes have been overcome in gradual educating of ourselves. Not overnight. That’s my point. People grow. People do change.

If your point is to call someone dumb then move on. This thread isn’t for people who can’t have a civil discussion.

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:48 AM

16. A friend once dyed himself blue

He was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and his character was a Pict warrior - this was in the early days before they limited the timespan to 500-1500. For one of the early wars he dyed himself with woad and was the most wonderful shade of blue.

Problem was, that stuff is permanent. He was blue for several months until the dyed skin wore off. Some parts took much longer than others to return to their natural color. Fortunately his major was anthropology and he claimed it was for a class in applied anthropology where they were testing techniques and methods early people used.

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Response to Bluesaph (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:17 AM

17. I wore yellow face in 5th grade

I was a flower for Halloween and my face was the center.

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