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Posted: February 26, 2013 at 4:56 a.m.

Dov Hikind, a New York Democratic assemblyman, apologized for wearing blackface, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a costume party to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, saying his actions were “not meant to in any way to hurt anyone,” issuing the mea culpa hours after dismissing the criticism as “political correctness to the absurd.”

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