THE BLACKFACE USER GUIDE

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It must be Blackface season. All manner of white people, whether people dressing up for Halloween, Australian TV variety shows, fashion magazines and even French TV programs think it is okay to put on Blackface.

The clip above–the latest incident of blackface–is from the French TV program, “Rendez-vous en terre inconnue,”” which sends celebrities to encounter “remote tribes.” The offending part comes about 1.20 minutes into the video; also watch the reaction of one of the few black people in the audience at 2:27.

I would recommend they all go read Gary Dauphin’s graphically illustrated Blackface User Guide.

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the founder and chief editor of Africa is a Country.

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