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WATCH: Homewood Flossmoor Black Students Protest White Students Wearing Blackface
May 2, 2019
Three White students from Homewood-Flossmoor High school, just outside of Chicago, Ill, donned Blackface make-up, mocked Blacks with urban accents, made stereotypes comments regarding Black women’s bodies, ... read more »
Four Hundred Years and We Still Ain’t Clear: Distortions of Black History
February 28, 2019
“…there is this misguided group of Afrodescendants, who are throwing shade at those who are not ‘American descendants of slaves’ ADOS. Their shade is an odd version of the "am I Black enough for you" game that some folks ran against President Barack Obama, and are now running against Presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Corey Booker.” ... read more »
Prada Rolls Out Sambo Style Figures and Black Twitter Rolls Over Prada
December 20, 2018
The viral social media backlash that followed prompted the company to pull all of the items worldwide as calls for a boycott slowly built during discussions on Twitter. Prada’s first statement in reaction to the criticism on Twitter didn’t help. ... read more »
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NBC Cancels Megyn Kelly’s Show After Blackface Controversy
October 29, 2018
Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was fired from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for White people to wear blackface at Halloween. ... read more »
Purdue University Instructor Posts Photo in Blackface, Keeps Job Because of “Free Speech”
July 12, 2018
In October 2016, Purdue biology instructor Lisa Stillman posted a profile photo of her and a friend from Halloween at the age of 12. In the photo, the two wore Afro wigs, dark paint on their face, and red lipstick. ... read more »
 
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