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NY assemblyman regrets Purim costume
Associated Press
Published: 26.02.13, 16:45
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1. this guy must live in a bubble
bob ,   potomac md   (02.26.13)
any American who has any connection with society knowss that black face is totally offenive to black people--due to the reasons put forth by those who complained--it was used to mock blacks in minstril shows during the slavery period and afterwards. Those who did it either knew it offended and didn't give a damn--or were berift of awareness of anything beyond the tip of their nose. Our noble city counscilman DH, is most likely a bit of both--he thought he was going to a party party devoid of "schvartes" and devoid of Jewish liberals--
2. In his case it was "out of order"
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (02.26.13)
He ought try to be slightly more creative next year.
3. Not just stupid, also corrupt
SG ,   Teaneck   (02.26.13)
4. not the first time Hikind's done something stupid
Jeff ,   USA   (02.26.13)
seems to be a bit of a trend with this guy...
5. Same response in London!
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (02.26.13)
An Orthodox Jewish member of Barnet Council in Northwest London dressed as Nelson Mandela several times on Purim, causing much criticism, although he said it was meant as a tribute. We need to think of how others may perceive us as well as how we see ourselves.
6. everyone gone mad
Charles ,   US   (02.26.13)
Its works both ways.... When blacks rap and sell millions of records with N words.. and all the other racist vulgar expletives.. this is very acceptable. When black actors make a movie... that goes out on the big screen and into every home.. where they dress up as whites... its fine. (white chicks) You are all bonkers... ofcourse he didnt mean to offend.. and those who are offended... should see both sides of the equation. mixed results of political correctness...
7. liberals
JGrosman ,   Texas   (02.27.13)
I love it, Liberals going after Liberals. All trying to outdo each other.
8. He looked more like a clown than a player...
Dina ,   USA   (02.27.13)
He was just trying to make people laugh, stupidly and his wife a devi? . I think that the power has gone to their heads. Maybe he should step aside. 18 plus yers is too long in offce. Foolish but not racist.
9. He should dress as an Orthodox Jew next Purim!
Essie HaKohane ,   FL, USA   (02.27.13)
Wait a minute, that's the costume this clown wears all year round (except Purim, of course). Never mind.
10. Dov Hikind
H.S.Cohen ,   NYC USA   (02.27.13)
Hikind plays to his district,very telling and true.
11. No.7 is talking Nonsense Dov is conservative just like you
Dina ,   USA   (03.03.13)
Who pretends to be a generous liberal. Liberals are kind and generous unlike selfish conservatives on many levels.At least state the facts correctly person from Texas, land of the red necks
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