Here’s the thing. Some of you are saying that maybe Australians do not interpret blackface in the same way that say America does. But the KKK costume is evidence that there is some knowledge of this historically racist imagery. Appreciating a culture would be wonderful if people of that culture had not been kidnapped, enslaved and murdered because their skin, dress, language and way of life was considered inferior to “white culture” like Oktoberfest (trying to draw parallels there is puke worthy). Pretending that this party is in any way ok, or to make jokes about it is to erase the tragedy that is racism and is spit in the face of all Africans past, present and future.