blackface

Is ‘Tropic Thunder’ the Only Blackface Performance That’s Funny to Black Men?

A roundtable that attempts to answer the question of a million tweets: Is the 2008 Ben Stiller-Robert Downey Jr. comedy racist, or nah?

The Complex Legacy of Black Comedians in Blackface

How African-American comics came to subvert and reclaim minstrelsy as their own — and ensure Black comedy could no longer be defined by white people

Mickey Mouse Proves You Can’t Erase the Racism of Blackface

When a beloved American empire is based on explicitly racist stereotypes, do we try to cover it up? Or can we be honest for once about our ugly history?

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