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Dear Mary Cheney: Here Are Reasons Why Drag Is Socially Acceptable and Blackface Is Not
Professor of Theater, Ursinus College
Drag is a celebration. Drag is an attitude. Characterizing drag queens as "bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty" is reductive and insulting. The female persona created by a drag queen is robust, powerful, enduring. She has moxie, smarts, humor and beauty.
There's History Behind Those Halloween Blackface Fails
That Ice Cream Truck Song You Grew Up Loving Has A Really Racist Origin
Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of Englis...
This blackface incident stings a bit more, not just because it's my alma mater, but because of the fact that a head coach of a Division I sports team was not aware that a student athlete engaging in this kind of act might not be a good look for the team, the program, or the university.
An Open Letter to White America, Particularly White Youth
Dr. David J. Leonard
While the racism, sexism, and homophobia evident in these social spaces and at GOP political rallies are nothing new, the justification, the denial, and the overall societal complacency about racism (and sexism) because our president is black, speaks to a broader issue confronting America.
Hot New Style for Fall: Don Virtual Blackface and Learn About Racism!
Ken Schneck, PhD
Radio host; Associate Professor, Baldwin Wallace University
I flipped the postcard over to find the trumpeting of The Race Experience, an "exciting, new interactive kiosk that allows us to see ourselves in a different skin... to change our 'race' and become Black, White, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indian and Hispanic." Holy. Hell.
Just Say No to Blackface: Neo-Minstrelsy and the Power to Dehumanize
Dr. David J. Leonard
Although some may dismiss the photos and Mr. Marrus' behavior as youthful indiscretion, as something of the past, and as harmless, these photos point to a larger history, one that whites have yet to reconcile within contemporary culture.
Olivier's Blackface Othello
In the 1965 movie Olivier remained meticulous about the aesthetic preparation that would transform him into the Moor. Despite his studious approach, American critics balked at his blackface portrayal.
Little Billy Blackface: The Academy Awards and the Reestablishment of the Social Order
German Play Sparks Controversy With Actor In Blackface
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Breaking the Taboos of Blackface Minstrelsy
Director, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
When I first visited artist Mark Steven Greenfield's studio a few years ago I felt as if I'd been dropped into a mine field loaded with taboo, political correctness, and liberal guilt.
Passing as Mixed Race
Author and Communication Professor
Should the media industry take responsibility for its formations of mixed race subjects, forging of interracial relations, and imagining "ambiguous" identification in today's increasingly diversifying world?
Blackface In Goodman Theatre Production Ignites Controversy
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