This is just a very beginning list of teaching resources that might be useful for teaching about blackface. I know that several of us at our school will using this topic as the focus of some of our lessons, and thought it would be useful to share resources here and invite readers to contribute more.
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Here’s what I have so far (the first few are resources I’ve previously posted on this blog):
We’ve Got Egg on Our Blackface is from Teaching Tolerance.
‘It’s a sickness’: How our culture recognizes blackface is racist — but won’t stop doing it is from The Washington Post.
Blackface Is the Tip of the Iceberg is by Jamelle Bouie.
— sanjayator (@sanjayator) February 8, 2019
This is why blackface is offensive is from CNN.
Few Americans Say They’ve Worn Blackface. But Many Have Seen It. is from The NY Times.
#APExplains: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's scandal is bringing attention to the use of brownface, a practice that scholars say white people have been using for years to demean minorities. By @russcontreras. https://t.co/YRb0obQ8lk
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 20, 2019
Justin Trudeau’s racist photos are no game for people of color is from The Washington Post.