Wednesday, January 09, 2013



The childish horror of black faces again

A fun tradition under attack for no good reason



German chancellor Angela Merkel raised eyebrows when she was pictured alongside children with blacked-up faces on the steps of the chancellery in Berlin earlier today.

Fortunately for the CDU leader, the visiting children were not part of a political stunt but carol singers dressed up as the three wise men for the German Twelfth night, known as Three Kings' Day.

Although the costumes of the children may appear controversial, the blacked-up faces of the children joining the Chancellor today is part of the Sternsinger, or star singer, tradition of Dreikönigstag, the Three Kings' Day, when children go from house to house in groups of four and sing carols for charity.

It is tradition that one of the kings are black and it is not seen as racist, but part of the traditional costume.

This is a predominantly Catholic practice where three children dress up as the wise men who visited baby Jesus and one child carries a star on a stick for the three wise men to follow.

The three kings and their star ‘bless’ houses with magi as their raise money for an annual good cause. This year’s cause in Germany is Tanzanian hospitals.

Three Kings' Day is celebrated in the 6th of January which is a public holiday in three German states, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and Saxony-Anhalt, and marks the end of the Christmas celebrations.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"This is a predominantly Catholic practice"

Much like RCC priests molesting children.

Anonymous said...

And atheists eating theirs?

Anonymous said...

We will know that the world has regained it's sanity when we see a bounty put on the heads of atheists. We must rid society of this vermin. Besides, it will help create jobs.

Anonymous said...

"Beware of those who cry racism, for they are the true racists..."

Anonymous said...

3:15 AM has a "final solution" inspired by the N-party! Or is s/he trying to be ironic?

Bird of Paradise said...

You cant do anything these days without some whinning little pussietards raising a fuss they need to GET A LIFE and stop their darn whinning

Anonymous said...

"when we see a bounty put on the heads of atheists"

TIP: atheists are well armed too. Any other stupid suggestions, Anon 3:15?

Use the Name, Luke said...

3:15 sounds like a "false flag" comment.

Anonymous said...

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/mentally-retarded-developmentally-disabled-NYC/yyHT-rmkOEG6fT2i87nPeg.cspx

Anonymous said...

Niggas gotz 2B Nigga

Kaint heps it

Anonymous said...

But a black man can make millions making a move dressed up as a while women, and no one says a word!

Racists AND sexists at the same time!

Bird of Paradise said...

JESSIE JACKSON,AL SHARPTON,CALYPSO LOUIE,BARACK OBAMA. THIER ALL RACSIST THEMSELVES

Anonymous said...

Had to look twice. I thought for a moment there, the lady in blackface was Hillary!!

Flu-Bird said...

Dont forget all those movies remake they made and used a black in them like FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX,THE NUTTY PROFESOR,WALKING TALL, and several others

Anonymous said...

who really cares? if you don't like it, change the channel.