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Monday, June 22, 2015

Dolezal puts her best (black) face forward at protest rally

  Via Liberty News, a video has been unearthed of Rachel Dolezal stirring up trouble at a Ferguson march. What I find more interesting about this than the usual rabble scrabble is the amount of tanner she felt she needed to wear this day.
  I ask: Given the definition of black face ("Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used by performers to represent a black person. ")and considering that Dolezal is playing to an audience of black protesters, many paid to protest, that has circulated around the country is search of racial incidents, isn't what she's doing pandering in black face to a deceived audience?

Starting no later than Robert Toll's Blacking Up (1974), a "third wave" has systematically studied the origins of blackface, and has put forward a nuanced picture: that blackface did, indeed, draw on African-American culture, but that it transformed, stereotyped, and caricatured that culture, resulting in often racist representations of black characters.[80]
  And this form of performance has validity to black activists? Really?

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