Monday, February 2, 2015

Matt Baume: blackface is inherently racist

Below: Matt Baume explains to Mary Cheney why drag and blackface are NOT similar, with a nice swipe at Cheney's support of Keystone XL.

Via Towleroad

We disagree that blackface is ALWAYS racist (just mostly). Below is a respectful, if irreverent, Fred Astaire, in blackface, in a clearly affectionate sendup of fellow dancer extraordinaire Bill "Bojangles" Robinson:

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