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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

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Great effort, but to be honest: "the black man" is in that tradition pretty clearly the devil. We discussed that till hell and back in the thread wether or not "Schmutzli" is racist and it simply is a demon, not a person of different skin color.
It might not have been meant as racist to start, but primary school kids are not linguistic experts.
When she refers to adult males with dark skin as black men, and plays a game called 'whose afraid of the black man' she doesn't know the history of the phrase and does not really go a research it, she just sees that both are black men, and maybe she should be afraid.

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It is not racist. Schwarzer Mann does not mean black person
This is so ed up. Just because we call now people with a darker skin tone "black" does not mean that any person labeled as "black" means the same. Black, the proper blackish black, in German has a different meaning. It could mean conservative Christians (in politics) but also a sinister person. See also Schwarzfahren, Schwarzarbeit. If you need something to think about, then better think why a black person should actually be called Schwarzer in German given its true meaning and if not Schwarz is actually a racist term.
Schwarzer Mann might not, but Schwarzermann does, try to distinguish between the two when you are saying them as a child.