South Carolina Politician Doesn’t Apologize for Blackface, Just Loves ‘Cool Runnings’

It’s 2018, and racism is alive and well during this year’s election cycle. Even though it should be widely understood blackface is something no one should ever, ever, ever do, a photo of South Carolinan Kershaw County Council candidate and lawyer Brant Tomlinson in blackface is making the rounds.

The prolifically shared photo of the aspiring politician was taken his junior year of college, at a 2008 Halloween party, the holiday people most often use as an excuse try on cultures as costumes, making caricatures of people of color they have no business portraying. Tomlinson and three others went with the Jamaican bobsled team from Cool Runnings. The horrifying history of blackface in this country is well known, but Tomlinson claims he had no ill intentions and opted not to delete the post during an earlier self-evaluation.

“I think that’s one thing wrong with politicians: They try to hide everything they do,” Tomlinson told The State. “I never in a million years really thought that would get a negative connotation on it.”

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22 thoughts on “South Carolina Politician Doesn’t Apologize for Blackface, Just Loves ‘Cool Runnings’

  1. Oh dear god. Its ok for one generation and then its not and we hold it against you. So in the future we will all be insensitive because the world is wearing vaginas on their heads. We suck at forgiveness. We are the most insensitive sensitive people ever

  2. I truly do not believe this man is a racist. However. I do believe he is a privileged white male. No big deal.

    I understand my cultures racism and shitty ways. Not every Asian does. However the asians that act like straight up assholes give me a bad name on a constant basis. I hate those motherfuckers.

    White people… handle your boy.

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