How Blackface Feeds White Supremacy by Brent Staples

In his New York Times editorial, Staples argues that the 19th century creation of the ignominious blackface character Jim Crow cemented the demeaning stereotype in American consciousness and was expressed in popular culture, the entertainment world, commercial household items, and in “blackface acts at fund-raisers, parades and other campus events” put on by fraternities and persists to this day.  Read the entire editorial by clicking here.

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