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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…

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U. of Oregon Law Professor Suspended for Wearing Blackface at Halloween Party

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, “Shurtz sent a note to students saying that she thought her costume would teach others about the diversity issues raised by Tweedy’s book, . . .Black Man in a White Coat (Macmillan) by Damon…

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Blackface Continues in Japan. In 2015.

Because of a recent (perennial) blackface event in Japan (…), an article I wrote on the subject (in Japanese at Huffington Post Japan and in English at  has resurfaced on twitter and now I’m quoted in this (Japanese language) livedoor…

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