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万圣节惹事 美国有色南瓜灯被指涉嫌种族歧视(图)

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标签主题:南瓜灯种族歧视

原始标题:万圣节惹!涉嫌种族歧视的彩色南瓜灯笼

万圣节快到了。每个家庭和一些公司总是购买一些南瓜灯笼来装饰并满足万圣节最热闹的时刻。

南瓜皮为黄色,绿色和白色,其颜色会根据品种,成熟度和季节等因素而变化。更多的黄色南瓜被用来制作南瓜灯。

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但是,周围的居民抱怨说,有两个万圣节南瓜灯(南瓜灯)放在纽约的Nyak律师事务所办公室外面。原因是有人认为这两个黑色南瓜灯涉嫌种族歧视。

图 viawestchester.news12.com图viawestchester.news12.com

在Nyack,一家律师事务所前的万圣节展览被拆除了,因为南瓜灯使一些社区成员不安。南瓜灯被漆成黑色,嘴巴是白色的。

在Niyak律师事务所前面的几个万圣节南瓜灯被拆除了,因为它们惹恼了一些当地居民。这些南瓜灯有一张黑脸和一张白嘴。

一些社区成员的反应导致Feerick,Nugent和MacCartney律师事务所在将南瓜放在门廊中后不到48小时便将南瓜取下。

由于一些社区居民的反对,Feerick,Nugent和MacCartney律师事务所删除了放在门廊上少于48小时的几个南瓜。

“We understand that someone complained about them and so once we got word of that we immediately took them down,“ says Mary Marzolla, a partner at the law firm。

律所合伙人玛丽?马佐拉表示:“有人抱怨它们,这我们理解,因此,我们一接到投诉,就立即将它们撤下。”

“We represent people of all colors and faiths, and we would never do anything to exclude anyone from any community,” she says。

她说:“我们代表各种肤色和信仰的人,我们决不会做把任何人排除在社区之外的任何事。”

▲Bed Bath & Beyond pulls black jack-o’-lanterns after complaints in Nyack (via westchester.news12.com)

图 via yahoo.com 图 via yahoo.com

不过,马佐拉表示,公司买的这些南瓜灯,每个都代表了公司的一位合伙人,而他们律所也不乏有黑人员工。其中一位就表示,他本人倒是没觉得受到冒犯。

Marzolla says the pumpkins, personalized with the names of each partner at the firm, were never meant to offend anyone。

马佐拉说,这些南瓜上刻着律所每个合伙人的名字,这些南瓜从来都不是为了冒犯任何人。

Her associate, Alak Shah, says he didn’t think twice about the jack-o’-lanterns。

她的同事阿拉克沙阿说,他对南瓜灯的事没有多想。

“It‘s just nothing I take offense to personally, but since it did offend someone we took proactive steps to take it down,” he says。

“这并不是针对个人,但它确实冒犯到了某些人,所以我们采取了积极的措施将它们撤下,”他说道。

▲Bed Bath & Beyond pulls black jack-o’-lanterns after complaints in Nyack(via westchester.news12.com)

阿拉克沙阿 图 viawestchester.news12.com 阿拉克沙阿 图 viawestchester.news12.com

随后,两位律师将这次事件归咎于出售这款南瓜灯的家具用品商店,说这样的南瓜灯本来就不该上架销售。

“We purchased these Jack-0‘-Lanterns from Bed Bath and Beyond specifically for the purpose of including them in our holiday display and took them down immediately upon hearing the concerns raised,” Marzolla told CBS MoneyWatch in an email。

马佐拉在邮件中告诉CBS MoneyWatch:“我们特意从Bed Bath and Beyond家具用品商店购买了这些南瓜灯,为了作节日装饰,得知人们对这些南瓜灯投诉,我们立即将它们撤下来。”

“We are a community law firm, work for the local community and have championed the cause for many people who suffered improper treatment by others。”

“我们是一家社区律师事务所,为当地社区服务,为许多遭受不正当待遇的人争取权益。”

▲Bed Bath & Beyond pulls jack-o‘-lanterns after “blackface” complaints (via CBS News)

而商家也对此作了道歉,并立即对该款南瓜灯作了下架处理。

A spokesperson for Bed Bath & Beyondtold Fox Newsthat while it was unintentional, the company apologizes for any offense caused。 They also confirmed that the items were only available on the Bed Bath & Beyond website and were not sold in stores。

Bed Bath & Beyond公司的一名发言人告诉福克斯新闻,虽然不是故意的,但该公司对由此造成的任何不适表示歉意。他们还证实,这些产品只在Bed Bath & Beyond网站上有售,不在实体店销售。

▲Bed Bath & Beyond pulls black jack-o‘-lanterns following blackface comparisons: report (via Fox News)

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南瓜本来颜色多种多样,区区一个黑色南瓜灯为何会引来这么多非议?当地一名全国有色人种协进会的负责人认为,这种颜色的南瓜灯是一些人“极度缺乏敏感性”的表现,也是另一种形式的“扮黑脸”事件。

The jack-o‘-lanterns showed an “extreme lack of sensitivity,” according to Wilbur Aldridge, director of the regional NAACP chapter。 “By now I would believe everyone [would] know that anything in blackface is offensive,” he told localoutletsin a statement。 “Equally as offensive is that a retail store would have such an item in [their] inventory for general purchase。”

全国有色人种协进会地区分会负责人威尔伯阿尔德里奇说,南瓜灯表现出一些人“极度缺乏敏感性”。他在一份声明中告诉当地媒体:“到现在为止,我相信每个人都会知道,任何带有黑脸的东西都是一种冒犯行为。一家零售商店面对大众售卖这样的商品,实在是不太适合。”

Politicians including Canada‘s newly reelected prime minister have had to apologize for wearing blackface, a historically racist form of theater in which a non-black person dons dark face paint。

包括加拿大新当选总理特鲁多在内的政界人士也不得不为自己扮黑脸的行为道歉。扮黑脸,非黑人在其脸上涂上黑色的脸部彩绘,历来是一种带有种族歧视色彩的戏剧形式。

▲Bed Bath & Beyond pulls jack-o‘-lanterns after “blackface” complaints (via CBS News)

特鲁多被媒体披露曾三次化“黑脸妆” 图 via 网络 特鲁多被媒体披露曾三次化“黑脸妆” 图 via 网络

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