blackface

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…

Megan Reynolds | April 20, 2016 - 11:21 am

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…

Katrin Higher | January 9, 2016 - 11:00 am

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.

Megan Reynolds | October 29, 2015 - 12:18 pm

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

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

Megan Reynolds | June 16, 2015 - 10:28 am

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…

Katrin Higher | March 21, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | March 2, 2015 - 9:00 am

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…

Claire Hannum | November 20, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | January 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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. …

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2013 - 5:30 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2013 - 1:40 pm
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