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If Black is Beautiful then What About Blackface?

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When I saw Robert Downey Jr. portray a white actor put on make up to become a black male for a movie I thought the movie was good.

When I saw Wayans Brothers put on white make up to become White Chicks, I thought well, okay.

Even Tyra had the girls on ANTM do a photoshoot with the girls changing their ethnicities.

So then, what makes the above okay and this…

and this…

French Vogue Layout Oct 09

French Vogue Layout Oct '09

…offensive?

Or is blackface in the eye of the beholder?

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Written by rentec

13 October, 2009 at 4:31 pm

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