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):
Don’t get what’s wrong with blackface? Here’s why it’s so offensive. is from Vox.
Megyn Kelly went to our high school and, no, blackface wasn’t ‘OK’ here when she was a kid is from NBC News.
We’ve Got Egg on Our Blackface is from Teaching Tolerance.
Teaching Guide: Exploring Blackface Minstrelsy in Modern America is from PBS.
CHRIS EMDIN’S ARTICLE IS THE BEST THING YOU’LL READ ON SOON-TO-BE EX-GOVERNOR NORTHAM
‘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.
Gucci Apologizes For Black Balaclava Sweater That Resembles Blackface Caricatures https://t.co/r2OprvP1rx pic.twitter.com/BEh8cZX8xh
— sanjayator (@sanjayator) February 8, 2019
This is why blackface is offensive is from CNN.
Richmond Teachers Make Virginia Scandals A Point Of Discussion is from NPR.
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.
This country with a colonial history has a blackface problem is from CNN.