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French 'ELLE' Beauty Editor Apologizes for Solange Knowles Blackface Costume

French ‘ELLE’ Beauty Editor Apologizes for Solange Knowles Blackface Costume

by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:49AM

As the beauty editor at an internationally recognized fashion magazine, shouldn’t she know better?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Do People Get Out of Racist Costumes? A Cognitive Psychologist Explains

What Do People Get Out of Racist Costumes? A Cognitive Psychologist Explains

by Jamilah King on October 31 2013, 11:20AM

It’s one thing to repeatedly warn against wearing racist costumes. But it’s another thing entirely to understand why people wear them in the first place

Topics: Arts & Culture

A Brief Halloween History on Why Blackface Is Always a Bad Idea

A Brief Halloween History on Why Blackface Is Always a Bad Idea

by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 1:52PM

Considering such a costume this Halloween? Stop.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

These Men Dressed Up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman For Halloween

These Men Dressed Up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman For Halloween

by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 9:28AM

And if that doesn’t turn your stomach, then this might: the costume includes blackface and a bloodstained hoodie.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Africa'-Themed Party Features KKK, Elephant and Black Face Costumes

‘Africa’-Themed Party Features KKK, Elephant and Black Face Costumes

by Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 10:05AM

The birthday girl says that she’s always wanted to teach in Africa, so it’s okay.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

UC Irvine Asian-American Frat's Awful Blackface Video As Bad As It Sounds

UC Irvine Asian-American Frat’s Awful Blackface Video As Bad As It Sounds

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2013, 3:12PM

There are no excuses. But this isn’t the first time Lambda Theta Delta’s been down this road.

Topics: /NOW

From Blackface to Food Stamps, Is All Publicity Good Publicity? [Reader Forum]

From Blackface to Food Stamps, Is All Publicity Good Publicity? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on November 26 2012, 9:42AM

Some people will do anything for attention. Colorlines readers respond to the latest race- and poverty-related stunts.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Two Minnesota Students Record a Terribly Racist Rant in Blackface

Two Minnesota Students Record a Terribly Racist Rant in Blackface

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 6:08PM

The two young women go through just about every stereotype in the 5-minute video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Confused About Whether Your Costume is Racist or Not?

Confused About Whether Your Costume is Racist or Not?

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 12:37PM

Confused About Whether Your Costume is Racist or Not? Here’s your last minute checklist.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

White Students in Blackface Reenact Chris Brown-Rihanna Fight

White Students in Blackface Reenact Chris Brown-Rihanna Fight

by Jorge Rivas on October 16 2012, 11:25AM

Last Friday, three white high schools students in Waverly, New York attended a pep-rally in black face and re-enacted a “scene” from the 2009 incident in which performer Chris Brown allegedly beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

PopChips Didn't Learn From Indian Ad Saga --They're On Mexicans Now

PopChips Didn’t Learn From Indian Ad Saga —They’re On Mexicans Now

by Jorge Rivas on August 17 2012, 11:20AM

Remember the fiasco earlier this year after PopChips ran commercials with Ashton Kutcher in brownface impersonating Indians?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Brooklyn Prosecutor Keeps Job Despite Blackface Photos on Facebook

Brooklyn Prosecutor Keeps Job Despite Blackface Photos on Facebook

by Jorge Rivas on July 10 2012, 1:01PM

Marrus, now 25, uploaded the photos to Facebook six years ago when he was an undergraduate student.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Second Grader Removed From School for Honoring MLK with Blackface

Second Grader Removed From School for Honoring MLK with Blackface

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2012, 11:28AM

A Colorado Springs second grader showed up to school in blackface.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Hey Ashton Kutcher and PopChips: Brownface is Still Racist [Video]

Hey Ashton Kutcher and PopChips: Brownface is Still Racist [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on May 2 2012, 4:39PM

A new Youtube campaign shows bad judgment from the Two And A Half Men star.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

Did Sweden's Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal Accomplish Anything? [Reader Forum]

Did Sweden’s Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal Accomplish Anything? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on April 23 2012, 8:43AM

Or was it another case of exploitative politics packaged in shock-value art? Colorlines readers discuss.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs

 'Nutella Face Paint' That's What MTV Calls Blackface Incident on 'Battle of the Exes' [Video]

‘Nutella Face Paint’ That’s What MTV Calls Blackface Incident on ‘Battle of the Exes’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 8 2012, 4:36PM

On Wednesday night’s episode of the MTV reality challenge show “Battle Of The Exes” the last black contestant almost went home not because he lost a challenge but because his own teammate/ex-girlfriend mocked him with “one of the most offensive pranks” in MTV Challenge history

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Guy In Blackface Asks Brigham Young Students About Black History Month [Video]

Guy In Blackface Asks Brigham Young Students About Black History Month [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 10:17AM

Dave Ackerman, 31, a comedian based in Utah dresses up in blackface and goes to the Brigham Young campus to ask questions about black historical figures.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mississippi Sorority Recalls 'The Cosby Show' By Dressing in Blackface

Mississippi Sorority Recalls ‘The Cosby Show’ By Dressing in Blackface

by Jorge Rivas on November 16 2011, 1:19PM

Six students at the University of Southern Mississippi dressed in black face to depict the Huxtables at an off-campus 1980s themed costume party.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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