Monday, February 25, 2013


I get that it's possible for, say, dumb college kids to dress in blackface costume without realizing that they were being monstrous racist assholes (depending on what else is part of the costume), but how can you be an established educated adult operating in this universe and not have an awareness that the basic rule of thumb is: blackface is racist. It's racist if you're using it to mock racial stereotypes, but it's also intrinsically racist due to its history in minstrel shows. Blackface: don't do it.