Call it me or something but this democrat will get off just like all other white liberals who make fun of blacks. That’s the way the nation rolls these days. White Liberals poke fun at blacks and blacks go along with a quiet anger. As you can see, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson won’t weigh in on this and neither will Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey or Michael Baisden.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind wore an Afro wig, an orange jersey and had his face painted brown by a professional makeup artist for a weekend party celebrating the Jewish holiday at his home. He told The New York Times that he was supposed to be “a black basketball player.”
The Brooklyn Democrat initially tried to dismiss complaints about his costume as “political correctness to the absurd,” but reversed himself by Monday afternoon in the face of mounting criticism.
“Anyone who was offended, I am sorry that they were offended,” Hikind told reporters at a news conference. “That was not the intention, and that is really all I can say. I just have to reiterate it was Purim. Purim is when people get dressed up.”
But Hikind’s fellow Brooklyn Democrat, Assemblyman Karim Camara, said the costume was “callous and repugnant.”
“I don’t think what he has said so far is sufficient,” Camara told CNN. “It is a beginning, but we need to have a dialogue with him.” He said the use of blackface “brings back the memories of African-Americans being reduced to buffoonery just to gain access to the entertainment industry.”
Since Hollywood is giving Oscars out to movies like Django, this assemblyman should do well next year during the awards ceremony.[fbcomments]