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NYC Assemblyman Dov Hikind Wears a Little Blackface to Purim Festivities

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind went so far as to hire a make-up artist to come to his home and paint his face brown for yesterday’shikind blackface Purim party. Hikind, a Jewish power broker in the city,  was decked out in a black wig, sunglasses, and some orange thingy for the party he threw.

He described his outfit to the New York Observer: “I was just, I think, I was trying to emulate, you know, maybe some of these basketball players. Someone gave me a uniform, someone gave me the hair of the actual, you know, sort of a black basketball player.”

Hikind told The Gothamist that his costume was all in good fun:

The idea of being politically correct on Purim is sort of a foreign thought. If I was black and looking to change and be different—and that’s really the objective—I would have wanted to be white, just to be different. I don’t think anyone thought, imagined, or contemplated that someone would have an issue with whatever someone wants to dress up as on Purim. I never thought that if I’m white and look different, be it black, yellow, green, or blue, that someone would object to that. I can’t even imagine that. I don’t see it, I don’t get it.

If there’s someone out there who has a problem, I’m sorry if they do. They really should not. If they had been in our home for the 14 hours when hundreds and hundreds of people came, I don’t think it crossed anyone’s mind for a second. Everyone was having a good time. I don’t think anyone ever thought about black, white, or anything like that. It was just about being different. And that’s what we do on Purim.

According to Wikipedia, Purim parties celebrate “The custom of masquerading in costume and the wearing of masks probably originated among the Italian Jews at the end of the 15th-century.The concept was possibly influenced by the Roman carnival and spread across.”


3 Responses to NYC Assemblyman Dov Hikind Wears a Little Blackface to Purim Festivities

  1. Phillip Battle Reply

    February 26, 2013 at 6:12 am

    And for all of you who try to go in on Brother Derrick—– tell me what role did the Jews play on the worldwide scene before the holocaust—thats pre-Hitler hateful acts of crimes of humanity?
    Don’t get it messed up–I wish Peace to the world—- but tell the TRUTH!!!!!!
    LAST BUT NOT LEAST— WHERE DID THE TERM b***d SUCKERS DERIVE from—-OH–AND WHO CHARGED AND STILL CHARGE POOR FOLK FIVE TIMES THE COST OF GOODS THAT ARE BOUGHT ON CONSIGNMENT? SO WHY WOULD ANYONE BE SURPRISED AT THAT CLOWN HIKIND SHOWING HIS TRUE COLORS–and get away with it in Bloombergs town–didn’t Bloomberg change the voting laws to be mayor 3 terms–so there it is-take it and shut up–we are Jewish-the chosen ones. What a great people-may Abraham bless them.

  2. Derrick Reply

    February 26, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Just another racist khazar making fun of Black people.


    Revelation 2:9 – “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are jews and are not, but are a synagogue of satan.”

    Revelation 3:9 – “Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of satan, who say they are jews and are not, but lie–indeed…”

    These devil worshipping demonic devils ain’t SHYT!!!


  3. Karl Mckinnie Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I appreciate the “all in fun” spin…just wonder if I put on a curly afro wig, with some Shirley Temple curls for sideburns, a yamulke, and a black suit would The Honorable Dov Hikind think that would be ok???

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