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New face-makeup designs proposed for Zulu parade

New face-makeup designs proposed for Zulu parade

A group of New Orleans artists have imagined new face-makeup designs for riders in the Zulu Social Aid Pleasure Club’s parade to replace the group’s traditional blackface that hearkens back to racist minstrelsy displays, activists said Monday night at a panel discussion about the issue. Take Em Down NOLA — …

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Scandals Engulfing Virginia Politics

A Comprehensive Guide to the Scandals Engulfing Virginia Politics

<p class="clay-paragraph" data-editable="text" data-uri="www.thecut. com/_components/clay-paragraph/instances/cjrtkqeye00689cy6e9axrcg7@published” data-word-count=”111″>In less than a week, four of Virginia’s top politicians have become engulfed in their own separate but interconnected scandals. First, there was Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s appearance in a racist photo from the 1980s; then, the man who would succeed him, Lieutenant Governor Justin …

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What is blackface?

What is blackface?

Outrage has taken over the US as it learned last week that Virginia governor Ralph Northam used shoe polish to impersonate Michael Jackson—and possibly posed in a yearbook photo wearing blackface, or a Ku Klux Klan robe. A few days later, it emerged that fellow Democrat Mark Herring, the state’s …

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Blackface found in old University of Delaware yearbook

Blackface found in old University of Delaware yearbook

Surrounded by photos of college students lobbing kegs, tossing Frisbees and downing beers, the University of Delaware‘s 1963 yearbook features a photo of two students in blackface.  The identities of the people in the captionless photo are unknown, as is its context. But the photo fits into an ongoing national discussion …

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