At the crux of it, not being defined by your skin colour is a luxury that many of us don't enjoy. That is the problem with blackface; how that definition can affect you. We are all so much more than the colour of our skin.
Now aware of blackface's origins, he won't accept the naivety.
I have gone to parties dressed as Madonna and Ellen De Generes, and it did not even cross my mind to make my skin appear fairer for the occasions. If anyone wondered why I had chosen to come 'dressed as a white person', they certainly didn't tell me. Instead, I actually got kudos for thinking outside the box, and let my actual costume do all the work.
Costume Party Rule #1: Don't do Blackface.
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