Blackface

Controversy: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Whitney Isleib Allegedly Does Black-Face Lil’ Wayne Costume – Crimesider – CBS News.

I’ve already asked this family’s resident white person and he disavowed any knowledge or understanding of the practice. In fact, I think he rebuked it in the name of the Lord, but he tends to mumble so I’m not sure. Anyway, I just need to understand what’s funny about it, and why some white people feel compelled to do it. I mean, in this case she was going to the party as Lil Wayne. Now, with his facial tattoos, unfortunate dentrifice and ridiculous attire that gentleman is pretty distinctive looking. Why did she feel the need to darken her skin as well? I mean, if I wore a Dolly Parton costume I’d slap on a big blonde wig, some fake boobs and sequins. I wouldn’t feel the need to paint myself white. In fact, I’d think it was absurd. 

This is the guy she was going as. Do you really need black skin to make yourself look like this clown? He’s a freaking cartoon. (And as an aside, does that belt buckle say RAPE?)

Even if you somehow don’t see this as a racist act, it goes back  to the issue that no matter what, for some white people a black person’s race is the first thing they see.

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8 thoughts on “Blackface

  1. I don’t know why this ish has become the latest trend. I let French Vogue slide with that blackened model. Hey, it’s France and our history isn’t theirs, nor do I feel they should be sensitive to OUR feelings. Because we damn sure wouldn’t give a flying fig about theirs. But for Americans to do this, is ridiculous. People in this country should know better.

  2. Btw, the buckle says BAPE. It’s a clothing line.

    Thank you so much. That was really bothering me. I wonder if they do that on purpose. The font they use for G-Unit looks like the c-word for female anatomy.

  3. Like Erica B said, it’s not my history, so I’m not as sensitive as most of you. I hear your point though Mrs Roz on not painting yourself white, if you were impersonating someone from that race. I would agree. Agree too that some white people seem to focus too much on race, just like some of us of other races do. It’s the way it is and personally, time spent on such an (in this case: silly) issue is a waste, in my opinion……

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