Letter: Image embraces stereotyping

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Joe Kooijman's Nov. 16 letter, "Stigma not attached to tradition," justifying blackface as an historical, innocent cultural tradition is like putting slavery in a historical way for justification purposes. Justifying blackface is an generational excuse for passing down racism. There can never be any excuse for racism, whatever the route it may take.

Gale Beagle

Vancouver