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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
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  • Amel d.
    03/17/2019 18:04

    If after watching this you don’t understand how offensive blackface is, then you’re just lost

  • Virginia S.
    03/17/2019 18:16

    I gree.

  • Reel I.
    03/17/2019 18:31

    How much low self-esteem must you have as a nation of people to have everything in the world and still feel threatened. It's a pitiful, cowardly nation of people.

  • Ikahn E.
    03/17/2019 18:41

    The fear of Black intelligence, Inginuity and Magic is terrifying.

  • Ebony R.
    03/17/2019 22:52

    Uncool

  • Matthew N.
    03/18/2019 02:07

    I think you people are just a bunch of fucking weaklings

  • Nguyễn T.
    03/18/2019 03:02

    I HATE CRIME AND I HATE MAFIA

  • Anita M.
    03/20/2019 00:26

    Thank you, Levi, for sharing.

  • Maria J.
    03/21/2019 22:05

    My opinion, white people are soooooo jealous of dark skin, they would even tan until they die from skin cancer!! Lol

  • Isaiah A.
    03/21/2019 23:24

    Blackface is so sick. It reminds me of that guy that murdered people and wore their skin. I dnt see a difference 😶

  • Curtis K.
    03/22/2019 20:51

    3

  • Louie S.
    03/22/2019 21:36

    I'm literally so ashamed to be white

  • John A.
    03/22/2019 22:19

    Blackface then was different than blackface now....get over yourself. You're only a victim because you crave the attention... grow up

  • Rob T.
    03/23/2019 01:34

    When they say “Make America great again?” I guess they meant back in times like this hmm..🤔

  • Tony T.
    03/23/2019 18:54

    Sad

  • Daimen L.
    03/23/2019 19:44

    Holy shit, all races have made fun of each other by doing this...

  • Sabrina H.
    03/23/2019 22:36

    Very informative, thank you.

  • Lamarr B.
    03/24/2019 01:55

    I guess I’ll never understand how somebody can tell somebody what’s offensive to them regardless of how long it’s been if it’s offensive then it’s offensive end of story

  • Prince N.
    03/24/2019 04:28

    smh...

  • Esther J.
    03/24/2019 13:40

    this is a perspective that you should hear