Sark off to great start

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  1. STRECKERmemo

    STRECKERmemo Junior Member


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    Texasmonthly.com:
    "The two students decided to tweak the lyrics to more explicitly pay homage to Prather’s catchphrase. Johnson suggested that they set the lyrics to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” and they eyed an annual campus minstrel show on May 12, 1903, as the right time to debut it, since there would be a large audience, including President Prather. These minstrel shows, which went on until the sixties, were fund-raisers organized by students and featured white performers singing and dancing in blackface."

    The portrayal of blackface–when people darken their skin with shoe polish, greasepaint or burnt cork and paint on enlarged lips and other exaggerated features, is steeped in centuries of racism. It peaked in popularity during an era in the United States when demands for civil rights by recently emancipated slaves triggered racial hostility. And today, because of blackface’s historic use to denigrate people of African descent, its continued use is still considered racist.

    “It’s an assertion of power and control,” says David Leonard , a professor of comparative ethnic studies and American studies at Washington State University. “It allows a society to routinely and historically imagine African Americans as not fully human. It serves to rationalize violence and Jim Crow segregation...As society modernized, so did the ways in which blackface was portrayed. Not only was blackface in theaters, but it moved to the film industry. In the blockbuster movie The Birth of a Nation, blackface characters were seen as unscrupulous and rapists. The stereotypes were so powerful they became a recruiting tool for the Ku Klu Klan. African Americans protested the film’s portrayals and its distorted take on the post-Civil War era, yet it continued to be popular among white audiences (Clark, 2019).
     
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  2. denali15

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    And yet he pushed to be allowed to recruit blacks.
     
  3. Cardinal&Gold

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  4. SoCalN8tiv

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    Have you not been paying attention? Everything in these times is about race and everything is about being offended about the most infinitesimal things imaginable. Cancel culture is here to stay and it will get worse before it gets better - which I seriously doubt if the country continues to go in the direction it's headed. Do not be shocked if football gets banned for toxic masculinity. It's coming. Brace yourself.
     
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  5. Troy70

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    Folt already has banned SC football by keeping Clay when boosters offered to pay him offf & pay Urban’s $$$. She wants PAC recycling trophy at Coli. We are toast
     
  6. TrojanHoss

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    It was smart to deal with it now and be done with it.
     
  7. zitorocks

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    Technically, I suppose it's genius because SC saved a ton of cash by keeping Clay in this lost season. Saved money on a would be better coach and buyout.
     
  8. IETrojanFan

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    I’m offended by every post on this whole site. Why? Because they’re all in English (or at least an approximation of it), and English was developed by white (primarily old) people. Therefore, it has no place in our America today.
     
  9. J4SC75

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    Stephanie, his first wife, is also black. I really don't think Sark has ever been considered racist, and that goes beyond who he has been intimate with.
     
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    or “99 Bottles of Beer On the Wall”......
     
  11. TrojanHorse

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    Not everything is racist. But every tradition must be torn down if you are trying to replace a new vision on a society.

    It is apparent some people will say anything, no matter how outrageous, in order to advance their agenda. The people of this country need to question the things they are being "fed" with a more critical eye/ear.
     
  12. OxyTrojan

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    That doesn’t mean he’s not racist
     
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    What the hell am I reading? Are you trying to start some shit?
     
  14. TrojanFireHorse12

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    Being with someone of a different race does not make one, not racist. Kids now grown adults have stories after stories, of having racist moms or dads of different races.
     
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    Must be a recent marriage. His previous wife was Asian.
     
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    Fairly recent. Yamamoto is indeed an Asian name but I think it's quite possible that she is a BIPOC.
     
  17. Peete2Affholter

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    It's a curious dynamic, for sure. FWIW the famous horror writer HP Lovecraft was a virulent anti-Semite, but he was married to a Jewish woman, who would have to frequently remind him of her heritage whenever he went on an anti-Semitic rant, lol.
     
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    Is this post written in the replacement language for English?
     
  19. SouthbayTrojan91

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    Specifically, Yamamoto is Japanese.
     
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