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Adebe DeRango-Adem

Blog Entries by Adebe DeRango-Adem

Light skin, camera, action: Animating race

Posted February 12, 2010 | 11:24:19 (EST)

The ways in which Hollywood amalgamates - albeit uncritically and not always consciously - entertainment and pedagogy is necessary for any discussion around race on the big screen. When it comes to animation, this becomes an even larger issue. Walt Disney has long lent itself to a tradition of assuming...

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Blackface, Eh?: Canada's Racialist Vernacular

Posted December 29, 2009 | 12:48:16 (EST)


"Deep in our history of struggle for freedom Canada was the North Star."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., CBC Massey Lectures, 1967

It is disturbing to see the tradition of blackface, which I, for one, was hoping had died off,

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