New York Politician Wears Blackface And Afro, Doesn’t Think He’s Being Racist

1. This is Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat from Brooklyn.

Richard Drew / AP

2. This is how Assemblyman Hikind, center, dressed up for the Jewish holiday Purim.

With his wife and son, via Facebook

Politicker reports that Hikind hired a professional makeup artist to transform him for the “basketball player” costume.

After some backlash, Hikind issued the following statement:

Yes, I wore a costume on Purim and hosted a party. Most of the people who attended also wore costumes. Everywhere that Purim was being celebrated, people wore costumes. It was Purim. People dress up.

I am intrigued that anyone who understands Purim – or for that matter understands me – would have a problem with this. This is political correctness to the absurd. There is not a prejudiced bone in my body.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jtes/new-york-politician-wears-blackface-and-afro-doesnt-think-he

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New York Politician Wears Blackface And Afro, Doesn’t Think He’s Being Racist

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