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Not even FIFA is immune: fans show up in Blackface at Ghana game

FIFA, the organization in charge of running the World Cup which is currently taking place in Brazil, is considering investigating German fans who chose to wear blackface when their team played Ghana. Pictures of two men in blackface, who appeared to be cheering for Germany, have been circulating the internet. 

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Police officers in France under investigation for Blackface party

Several French police officers are being investigated for racism after allegedly hosting a hosting a “negro party.” Photographs of the officers in Blackface and with bananas surfaced on social network sites. In one of the images, an officer is seen sitting with bananas on his knees while scratching under his arms.

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Teacher suspended over blackface lesson, later reinstated

A Michigan teacher was suspended, and later reinstated after teaching a lesson on Blackface. Al Barron teaches at Monroe Middle School, and is set to retire in two weeks. Administrators deemed his lesson to be inappropriate. 

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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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