Posts tagged "black face"

Today In Racism: YA Series “Save The Pearls” Employs Offensive Blackface And Bizarre Racist Stereotypes Plot

Victoria Foyt is the (white) author of a new young adult book series called Save the Pearls. The book chronicles the adventures of Eden Newman, a white woman, or a “Pearl,” whose entire race has been enslaved by the dominant race of “Coals” — or dark-skinned people. Hoping to capitalize off of the popularity of…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 27, 2012

Is This Fashion Layout Racist?

It’s hard to know what exactly is going on in this editorial from Numero #117. Model Constance Jablonski, who appears to be white, cavorts about in a series of Afro wigs while pushing an African-American child around in a stroller. In several photos, the model’s skin appears to have been lightly darkened. What do you…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 24, 2010

Claudia Schiffer Goes Black For A Magazine Cover

Tongues are wagging after a photo of Claudia Schiffer made up as a black woman with dark foundation and an afro wig appeared on the cover of a German magazine this month. The image, along with six others of Schiffer dressed as various characters, including an Asian woman, were shot by renowned fashion designer and…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 4, 2010