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Model poses in blackface, ethnicwear for Vogue

Will the racially insensitive act of Blackface ever die? Doesn’t seem like it will. Earlier this week we wrote about a Kentucky assistant pastor who dressed in Blackface for a boxing match. Now, the latest method of offense is brought to us by Vogue Italia. 

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Church conference under fire for Blackface boxing skit

Organizers of the National Young Fundamentalists Conference are the latest group to come under fire for a boxing match skit involving blackface. Joseph Pickens, a pastor’s assistant, took a picture of himself dressed as Mr. T and posted the image to his Twitter page. It has sense been delete. 

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Kim Kardashian target of racist blackface incident

  Kim Kardashian was the target of a “comedian” dressed in Blackface as Kanye West at a fancy ball this past weekend. Kardashian appeared at the Vienna Ball as a guest of Richard Lugner, an Australian businessman. But the star’s evening was cut short after  the white impersonator showed up.

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Haribo pulls ‘blackface’ candy after complaints

A German-based candy maker has pulled their line of licorice after customers in Sweden complained that the design of the candy played on racist caricatures. The candy, black licorice faces meant to represent a captain’s trip around the world. Instead it offended members of the Swedish community.

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Radio Interview: The History of Blackface

Web Coordinator for the Black Youth Project, Shantell Jamison, stops by the Music Vox to discuss the recent photo of two White males dressed as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin for Halloween and the damaging effects of wearing blackface. Listen to Shantell represent issues related to the black community each Thursday on Vocalo 90.7FM , […]

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Survey Says: most Americans find blackface acceptable

It’s been almost a week since a few select white people decided to offend African Americans with their choice of blackface. We’ve written many stories about why blackface is offensive, but how do Americans really feel about the practice.

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Fall Back: Let Me Explain

In case you missed it, last week I did a great job of offending people by not writing a Halloween post about the history of blackface and why it hurts my feelings. Instead, I attempted to compose a more honest set of press releases for any white person of note who gets cited for the […]

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White teen who dressed as a “n***er” for Halloween to critics: ‘worry about finding your dad’

One of two teen girls who posted a picture dressed in Blackface after being “n***ers” for Halloween has responded to criticism for her costume choice. The teen had a message for African Americans, telling them the stop worrying about her costume and to start worrying about where their fathers are.

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HORRIBLE: White people dress as George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin for Halloween

In case you missed it, there’s a photo going viral that takes Blackface to an entirely new level. As much as we would like to believe that our eyes are playing tricks on us, they’re not. In the above photo, two Caucasian men and one white woman are portraying a very familiar incident.

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African-themed birthday party sparks controversy

A 21-year-old Australian woman is getting criticized, (and rightfully so) for her choice of theme for a party. Olivia Mahon asked attendees to wear “African themed” costumes/clothing, and of course blackface, gorrillas, warpaint and Native American headdresses were the result.

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