Blackface Beyond Black and White

Trimiko Melancon
Mar 27, 2019 - 5:00
Blackface Beyond Black and White

Representations, perceptions, and imagery associated with Black people almost always fail to capture our fullness and complexity. It is especially true when it comes to blackface minstrelsy, which continues to be a problem in US society. It’s not simply white people in the “mythical” South who wear blackface in the backwoods of Mississippi or Alabama. Rather, white folks have worn blackface in relatively pedestrian fashion in a variety of places and institutional settings: on

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