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Blackface



  • Ibram X. Kendi: A Reading List for Ralph Northam

    by Ibram X. Kendi

    "Here’s my own anti-racist reading list for Northam and my fellow Americans who are truly awakening after their own blackface moment. It is for people realizing they were taught by their relatives and friends and the media how to be racist."



  • A Racial Reckoning for Democratic Leaders in Virginia

    by Jelani Cobb

    In disavowing his yearbook photo but admitting to wearing blackface on another occasion, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam implies that he is being castigated for the wrong instance of minstrelsy.



  • The History of Blackface

    Blackface isn't just about painting one's skin darker or putting on a costume. It invokes a racist and painful history.