Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Video Of The Week

With a movie featuring an actor in blackface topping the box office this weekend, I thought that some background on the racist practice would be apropos. Here's a excerpt from a documentary on vaudeville:

[SIDEBAR: The amount of people I saw wearing blackface on the train last Halloween was appalling. With the release of the new Robert Downey Jr. movie, in which he appears in blackface, I wait with bated breath to see what I have to look forward to this October...SMH while I refresh the batteries in my flip cam in anticipation of October 31st.]

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