Ro vs. Blackface Show more
The thing you have to keep in mind about blackface is that it is a marker for a period in time where it was popular to dehumanize and make light of the suffering of Black Americans.
Whenever you see white people doing it, whether they be young or old, they are keeping this tradition alive. Further, we still constantly see these attitudes at play today.
It keeps coming back b/c white America still has yet to deal with that history.
re: Ro vs. Blackface Show more
The latest blackface 'scandal' as people seem to be calling it is another stark reminder that no, ignoring racism will not make it go away. If anything, it enables it to continue.
Yes, I know we like to make excuses for white people based on age, ignorance, etc, but the reality is that racism is still very much an accepted part of white American culture. That hate is just as American as baseball.
Refusing to deal with that reality is why it keeps coming back.
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