Philly’s Mummers Parade is returning, but the required sensitivity training is new

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — When the words Mummers Parade are typed into Google, the first “people also ask” question the search engine returns is “What is the point of the Mummers Parade?” If you ask 100 Philadelphians, you’re likely to get 100 different answers. Recently on Twitter those answers ranged from “joy,” “tradition,” and “it’s a Philly thing” to “getting drunk” and “Reminds you that your uncle is racist. And dresses up with his friends for some reason.” For some, the Mummers Parade — with its outlandish costumes, live music and performance skits — is a beloved and uniquely Philadelphia traditio…

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