For scholars, weighing the context of the classic film’s use of blackface is a valuable thought exercise. For a Jew, it is an exorcism.
Images emerging on social media showed partygoers dressed in pith helmets and blackface at the museum. The colonial-era museum apologized for the event, admitting a “lapse in judgment.”
Here’s how Toronto’s Gardiner Museum is using a figurine in its collection to peel back the layers of violently racialized imagery in Canada.
Hollins University has removed access to its online collection of yearbooks that show students and faculty wearing blackface and contain other racist imagery.
On Twitter, the fashion company said the misstep was unintentional before announcing that the caricature in question would be removed from display and circulation.
Here we go again. #Myhsa (aka @E_SCRAAATCH) has called attention to artist Cindy Sherman’s blackface performance in some rarely seen works from 1976 by using the tag #cindygate.
Inevitably, the history of Black American opera chronicles not just perseverance and accomplishment, but also racism and exclusion.