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This HBO Show Used 'Brownface' And Pissed Off A Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices

Listen up: Not only is the use of blackface not OK, neither is any other kind of cultural appropriation. Everyone should know that by now. But ther...

These Examples Of Blackface Around The World Prove We Have A Long Way To Go

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

Incidents of blackface at the 2014 World Cup predictably stirred up a storm of outrage. But now that the anger has settled, and FIFA has launched an ...

Will HBO Give Platform to Racist Australian Brownface 'Mockumentary'?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Cleo Paskal

And HBO, doesn't the US have enough divisions without having to import new ones? Don't be a hater. If you drop it, Lilley will be fine. If you run it, good kids will get hurt. And that is not funny.

This Shameful Hollywood Habit Is So Common, You May Not Have Noticed It

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment

Hollywood may have retired blackface and other racist caricatures, but discrimination is alive and well.

Michigan Middle School Teacher Reinstated After Being Suspended For Lesson On Blackface

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A southeast Michigan public school teacher has been reinstated after his removal from the classroom while district officials as...

This Church Employee Thought A Blackface Boxing Match Was A Good Idea

Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion

Clay Mills Road Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Fugate claims ignorance was the reason that his assistant dressed up in blackface to participate in a boxin...

Here We Go Again!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

Here we go again! Another magazine has decided that engaging in the racially insensitive act of Blackface is a glamorous idea. This time around the cu...

Kim Kardashian Targeted In Blackface Incident At Vienna Ball

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices

Kim Kardashian was the apparent target of a racist blackface incident that went down at the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria on Thursday. Kardashian a...

UPDATE: Editor Apologizes For Controversial Photo

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Buro 24/7 editor, Miroslava Duma, issued a statement about the controversial image on her Instagram page: Dasha Zhukova has also resp...

Blackface Is BACK

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.23.2013 | Black Voices

For the ten millionth time: STOP PAINTING WHITE PEOPLE BLACK! We were hoping we wouldn't see another instance of Blackface in 2013 -- or the rest ...

Here Are All The Things White People Stole From Black People This Year

Posted 12.24.2013 | Black Voices

To be honest, 2013 was a tough year for black folks. Every year has its share of racist activity and bad news, but there was something about this year...

LOOK: Blackface Strikes Again

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.02.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: ELLE's Jeanne Deroo has issued an apology via Twitter, which reads (translated from French to English): I realise how much the fact of...

Lee University Students Apologize For Blackface Costume

AP | Posted 11.22.2013 | College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two students at Lee University in Tennessee have apologized for wearing blackface when they dressed up for a rap-themed part...

Dutch 'Black Pete' Debate: Innocent Tradition Or Latent Racism?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The Dutch see themselves as tolerant pragmatists, especially adaptable if social harmo...

A History Of Blackface In Films, In All Its Incarnations

Huffington Post | Youyoung Lee | Posted 11.03.2013 | Celebrity

Julianne Hough's ill-advised Halloween costume reignited the question: Is it ever OK to appear in blackface? Perhaps those defending the 25-year-old a...

A Troubling Number Of Americans Still Think Blackface Is Acceptable

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.01.2013 | Black Voices

More than four in 10 Americans believe it's acceptable to wear blackface makeup on Halloween, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. According to...

Offensive Halloween Costumes: Not That Big of a Deal?

Search for Common Ground | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt is more complex than just a handful of people wearing costumes that other people don't like. It's about collective ignorance, privilege and trauma.

Blackface Halloween Costumes Are Baaaack!

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 11.01.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Is donning blackface to dress up as a favorite TV character ever OK for Halloween? How about a bloody hoodie and blackf...

When Black People Dress Up As White People For Halloween

Danielle Cadet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Danielle Cadet

There is one really important thing black people don't do that a lot of white people seem to think is necessary: we don't paint our faces white when we dress up as a white person for Halloween.

Halloween Is No Excuse for Hate: Blackface Has No Place

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Simply put: blackface is unacceptable. Just don't do it. For those who say it's not about race, a thought exercise: what if a black man had dressed in "whiteface" as a white murder victim of a black defendant? Yes, you can imagine the FOX-fueled false equivalence hysteria from here.

Julianne Hough's Halloween Costume Is Pretty Inappropriate

Posted 10.28.2013 | Celebrity

We're used to seeing celebrities cross the line of appropriateness on Halloween but it's usually nothing more than an overly skimpy costume. In Julian...

What NOT To Do At An 'African' Themed Party

Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

As Halloween approaches it was only a matter of time before racially insensitive photos hit the web of people dressed up in blackface. This time, howe...

WATCH: Getting Real About Fashion's Race Problem

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

Kanye West's comments on fashion's race problem last week have got us thinking about the industry's blind spot and its complex relationship with hip-h...

Fraternity Being Investigated For Blackface Video

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | Black Voices

A fraternity at the University of California-Irvine apologized this week for a "racist" video featuring a member in blackface. Lambda Theta Delta,...

The Most Controversial Holiday Tradition Ever?

Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

In recent years, controversy has been rising over the Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet ("Black Pete"), a prominent figure in holiday celebrations in the...