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The Story of Blackface — Past and Present

From fashion brands to celebrities to politicians — blackface keeps reemerging. Here’s a look at its history and why it’s still very offensive.

03/17/2019 6:01 PM

292 comments

  • Anastasia S.
    11/03/2020 21:48

    So why is Northam still in office????

  • Jeff M.
    11/02/2020 13:54

    SHUT THE HELL UP! racist

  • D A.
    11/01/2020 11:10

    Tired of this race narrative.

  • Rodgers O.
    11/01/2020 06:20

    A big boo hoo for U.

  • Adrian C.
    11/01/2020 01:45

    Most of them are lazy ignorant and do steal....theres no trust in themselves ive heard them tell me about there own kind

  • Mark W.
    10/31/2020 23:09

    https://www.google.com/search?q=jimmy+kimmel+blackface&prmd=nvi&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi5-v-8-d_sAhVLKqwKHdV2DFQQ_AUoA3oECBUQAw&biw=375&bih=553&dpr=2

  • Phillipe C.
    10/31/2020 21:52

    Oh ffs another Snowflake, bring back the Black & White minstrels along with the Gollywog on Robertsons jam, all done away with because snowflakes were offended

  • Mark J.
    10/31/2020 16:11

    panoorin nyo po thanks

  • Moses R.
    10/31/2020 15:31

    Most of us still lazy , depending upon welfare, when you can easily make your own money..

  • Craig N.
    10/31/2020 15:21

    A big boo hoo for you hoo...

  • Sonny L.
    10/31/2020 13:07

    It happened the other way too blacks dressing up as white stop playing the race card.... for example look at movie called white chicks 😂 .. only different is the white get the big blame for it losing their job and life over a fancy dress party for a few hours ..

  • Chris A.
    10/31/2020 09:04

    I remember the the black and white minstrel show loved it you don't see stuff like that now.

  • Dorel A.
    10/31/2020 05:35

    Yes, it does not look right. How about we shift from dehumanization to social devaluation, the opposite of social valuation. Many know that social devaluation puts down those individuals, and intentionally work very hard to de-evaluated those people. And this should be a crime against humanity. World open your eyes.

  • Lois M.
    10/31/2020 03:10

    The ingrained victimhood mentality the Democratic Party inflicted upon not only Blacks but other cultures such as Indians, Muslins,Jews, and Asians as being less than. Most white people don’t think that way. We judge people by their Character. I feel that all Backs have the same opportunities as everyone else. It’s within your own Culture that change is needed. Why? Because if you respect yourselves first and learn to respect each other. There would be less Black on Black issues. Make Education and Respect a priority in your children’s lives and teach them to be productive members in our society. To use their God given talents to succeed and stop bad behaviors right away. We’re all Americans with the same rights needs and bills. Stop acting like your repressed your not. It’s you holding yourselves back.

  • Lois M.
    10/31/2020 02:46

    They depicted Indians in Movies the same way with makeup. Ignorant dialogue or grunts.

  • Elena C.
    10/31/2020 02:34

    Just people who quarrel all of the time

  • Cyrille A.
    10/31/2020 02:13

    The only problem with us black people is that we are divided. We don't fight to get stronger and improve the situation, instead we expect whites to change and to start loving us. This will never happen. I feel like some white people even gain their strength from the belief that they are superior to us. The only way to get out of that is to totally ignore them and unite ourselves to create a better world for us.

  • June J.
    10/31/2020 02:05

    I think you are beautiful. Ignore what society and other say. What we think about ourselves is more important. Our world is about to change with universal love. 😇

  • Danny C.
    12/01/2019 01:30

    That is Judy Garland in the movie Everybody Sing. In no way was she racist. She was just doing what MGM told her to do. They owned her lock, stock and barrel. And miss treated her very badly.

  • Rampsey N.
    11/30/2019 23:58

    No mention about Italian immigrants here in the USA treated as 3rd class citizens and refused housing,jobs, beaten, murdered. It now the same as black Americans they talk foul mouthed about each other and thier own race with racially slang names? But Caucasian Americans are racist if they put on black face and perform or as costumes?? All this radical racist BS needs to stop, grow up, get a life!!! Americans are American. If you associate yourself as African or Italian or Portuguese for Christ sake and we’re born in America. Than your just not much of an American