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    German Soccer Team Dons Blackface in Solidarity

    They meant well. The Deinster SV soccer club posted a photo on Facebook in which the mostly white team’s faces were digitally altered to make them look Black, captioned “Violence against refugees is pathetic!” It’s a show of support for the team’s two African players, Sudanese refugees who were assaulted during an Easter celebration in a racially motivated attack, according to their coach. But whatever the intention, many are chiding the team for ignoring the troubling history of blackface — even digitally applied — while their fans are lauding their courage.

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