Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blackface the Facts

When is it okay to wear blackface? Some might say, "Never". Those people are Reverend Al Sharpton. Blackface the facts, people. It is acceptable for people to impersonate black people. Specifically in these scenarios:

When you're already black.

When the woman cast as your African-American leading lady is the daughter of Tommy Chong, making her black, white, Asian and therefore, better at this than you are.

When drug abuse goes from being subconsciously linked to the culture to outwardly synonymous with your name.

When you remain completely unaware of how black people perceive you. Like even 20 years later when you rip off Chris Rock in a comedy club.

When you want your adopted African daughter to bond with you.


Jerell said...

Rae Dawn Chong, underrated actress, but I see your point.

Abbi Crutchfield said...

Rae Dawn Chong and Sabrina LeBeuf should make a biracial biopic called, "Where Did We Go?"