Fighting to End 'Darkie Day' in Cornwall, England Matt Pengelly of the BBC reports on a festival called "Darkie Day" in Cornwall, England. It's a centuries-old tradition in which townspeople dress up in blackface and perform musical numbers while parading down city streets. Some residents are now challenging the custom, calling it racist and offensive.
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Fighting to End 'Darkie Day' in Cornwall, England

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Fighting to End 'Darkie Day' in Cornwall, England

Fighting to End 'Darkie Day' in Cornwall, England

Fighting to End 'Darkie Day' in Cornwall, England

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Matt Pengelly of the BBC reports on a festival called "Darkie Day" in Cornwall, England. It's a centuries-old tradition in which townspeople dress up in blackface and perform musical numbers while parading down city streets. Some residents are now challenging the custom, calling it racist and offensive.

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