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KSU students use blackface and n-word on Snapchat, which white people just can’t stop doing apparently

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Snapchat’s Bob Marley Filter Is Not A Good Way To Celebrate 4/20

Today is 4/20 and to celebrate this dubious national “holiday,” Snapchat released a filter that will make you, unsuspecting and well-intentioned user, look like Bob Marley.  If you’re a white person reading this, you should feel uncomfortable because using this filter effectively puts you, well-intentioned white person, in blackface. Is that what you asked for? More »


What Is Happening With Amy Schumer’s BF In This Picture?

We originally thought that wildly popular comedy star Amy Schumer had snagged the most perfect boyfriend ever, but turns out there may be more there than meets the eye, or rather, Instagram filter.

Jezebel did some digging and found this Instagram photo of her new lover Ben Hanisch posing in a black and… More »


Helpful White Lady Raises Awareness Of “Secluded Cultures” Through Magic Of Blackface

No. Just no. More »


PSA: Try Not To Offend Anyone With Your Halloween Costume

If you have second thoughts about what you’re wearing out to the spoOOoooOky club, don’t wear it. More »


Rachel Dolezal To Matt Lauer: “I identify as black.”

She also “has a huge issue with blackface.” What? More »


Belgian Foreign Minister One Of Many To Particpate In Parade Of White Dudes In Blackface

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders was gleefully posting pics of himself in blackface on his blog earlier this week to honor this “traditional” Belgian parade dating back to 1876, you know, when colonialism was all the rage! The Noirauds Festival is supposed to “honor blacks” by dressing up as African nobles. How about nope.
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How About No: Models In ‘Glittery Blackface’ At Milan Fashion Week

Oh fashion industry, you never learn, do you? This weekend during his Milan Fashion Week presentation, Italian designer Claudio Cutugno presented his his all-black collection — including the models donning glittery blackface. Ew. Why couldn’t this just be about all black clothes, man?

Cutugno says he was inspired by an artist and claims that… More »


Powder-Puff Football Team Plays In Blackface For Some Horrible Reason

Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Missouri holds an annual powder-puff football game to raise money for the school’s prom. At the game, which was held November 5, the team stormed the football field in blackface. The school’s principal, Jennifer Schmidt, was initially shocked to see the girls’ faces but decided to overlook it (what the… More »


The Soapbox: On Blackface, White Privilege & Why Distancing Myself From White People Doesn’t Make Me Racist

I am a 23-year-old black woman who, for a long time, tried to have discussions with white people about racism in America. I went to a white, liberal college in New York City where I thought such exchanges were welcomed. I actually believed there could be such a thing as a productive conversation on the… More »


Blackface Solange Knowles Costume Doesn’t Go Over So Well For White French Elle Editor

Elle France beauty editor Jeanne Deroo has learned the hard way that, nope, dressing up in blackface to “honor” your favorite musician, Solange Knowles, isn’t okay. … More »


Edinburgh University Law Students Wore Blackface For Class Party

I see where you were going with this, Edinburgh University Law Society students. Dressing up like a pirate is fun. Alas, your choice of pirate was not the “Arrgh, matey, ye scurvy seawags!” type [Hahahaha, what? Scurvy seawags! — Amelia] and instead a more true-to-life Somali pirate.

Alas, dressing in blackface is still not… More »


Laverne Cox Wasn’t Offended By Julianne Hough’s Blackface, Says It Was “Ignorance”

“I wasn’t offended. I thought it was a shame that she is in this country, that she would wear blackface and not understand the historical implications of that. I don’t think Julianne is making a specific informed choice to comment on blackness. I just think it’s out of this ignorance. That’s really sad.”
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There Was A Lot Of Blackface At This Africa-Themed Halloween Party

I mean, really. I think I have written “blackface” more in the last few days than I have in the last year. Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t make it any less offensive and racist, people! Alright, so I suppose one shouldn’t be surprised that when some fashion-industry dimwit throws a costume party called “Disco Africa,” More »


Julianne Hough Does Blackface For “Orange Is The New Black” Halloween Costume

Julianne Hough apparently did not get the memo that wearing blackface, no matter the reason — yes, even when dressing up as Crazy Eyes from “Orange is the New Black” — is racist and not okay. Melanin is not a costume! White people, you can dress up as someone of another race for Halloween without… More »


Idiot Woman Throws “Africa-Themed” Birthday Party With Blackface & KKK Costume

The only thing more facepalm-y than holding an “African-themed” birthday party — whatever that even means, it’s an entire continent, people! — is how she took to Tumblr to defend the photographs of her friends in blackface, “tribal paint,” and a KKK costume.

Now the whole world knows an Australian woman identified by… More »


And The Most Racially Insensitive Online Dating Profile Award Goes To … This Guy!

Found on OKCupid: This 45-year-old “small business owner/failed comedian” who posted a profile picture of himself in blackface. The caption noted that he was dressed this way for Halloween. (And why OKC didn’t censor this photo in the first place is beyond me.) According to Jezebel, this charming  lover of karaoke who “personally identifies with” More »


Yes, Blackface Is Still Offensive, Vogue Netherlands

You might have been sitting at your desk at work wondering to yourself, “Hmm, I wonder if it’s a good idea now for fashion magazines to hire Caucasian fashion models and smear their faces in blackface paint.” I am here now to put your mind at ease. No, it’s still not a good idea.  You… More »


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