Monday, 29 June 2009

Those Bad Racist Morris Men

It's on the BBC website, so it must be true: School bans black-face Morris men.
Head teacher of Chantry Primary, Hazel King, said it apologised for any inconvenience caused to the Morris Men.

"We organised the event to bring a diverse and fragile community together," she said.

"To celebrate all cultures we booked a Morris troupe, having failed to recognise the possible significance for our community of their tradition to perform with blackened faces.

"We found ourselves in a difficult position of weighing up any potential offence versus not wishing to compromise the Morris dancers' tradition."
Diverse and fragile. Oh dear.

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