3 minutes read December 5, 2013 10 excuses most Dutch people make for racism Today is the day Sinterklaas and his little black slaves give candy to children, although nature got in the way somewhat. As you’re aware, “Zwarte Piet” (translated: Black Pete) is….. Read More 3 minutes read July 11, 2013 Blackface: Fresh as the sea and funny, or tired, racist bull? Imagine our feigned surprise at AIAC when blackface reared its head again, this time in a South African advertisement for the Cape Town Fish Market. The ad (below), posted on….. Read More 4 minutes read February 22, 2013 What’s new in South America? Blackface is okay in Peru Peruvian media have revived the debate regarding Negro Mama, a popular character of the prime time TV show El Especial del Humor. The show, aired on one of the country’s….. Read More 7 minutes read January 14, 2013 Is Chester Missing blackface? He performs to packed-out theatres and is a regular correspondent on a satirical television news show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola (LNN) on South African private TV channel, Etv…… Read More 5 minutes read May 4, 2012 Brownface Ashton Kutcher, known for his unusual savvy when it comes to investing in tech companies, and for actually being a presence in those spaces (attending conferences and personally meeting startup….. Read More 1 minute read March 1, 2012 Pepe Reina and the shagging African cannibals Pepe Reina, Liverpool and Spain’s national team goalkeeper, is a spokesperson for the Spanish multinational insurance company Groupama Seguros. In a new TV ad, Reina lands up in a jungle….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read February 22, 2011 Beyonce in Blackface A French magazine’s brilliant idea “to honor [Nigerian music superstar] Fela Kuti” The story. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.