Blackface

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On The Fright—and Delight—Of Halloween

Because nothing is more terrifying than racial injustice—and nothing is more adorable than kids whose costumes show us who they really are.

Amber Ruffin. Black woman with dark brown hair smiles in pink dress with rhinestones in front of purple wall with grey and white text and insignia

Amber Ruffin On Megyn Kelly's Nostalgia for Blackface

The comedian tackles Kelly’s latest racist remarks on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

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FaceApp Learns Nothing from Past Mistakes, Introduces and Promptly Removes More Racist Filters

The newest filters let users render their selfies with “Asian, Black, Caucasian and Indian” features, because apparently Blackface and its derivative forms are hot with young people right now.

Snapchat Harshes Users' Buzz With Bob Marley 420 Filter

Critics say the filter renders users in Blackface. What do you think? 

More Alleged Greek Life Racism, This Time At UCLA

Because you’ve heard a variation on this story too many times, we’re breaking down everything you need to know. 

The Metropolitan Opera Will Finally Stop Using Blackface on Stage

Until now, every actor who has portrayed the title role in “Otello” at The Met has worn blackface.

Zoe Saldana Says She Didn’t Think She Was 'Right For The Part' of Nina Simone

Zoe Saldana understands the backlash against her for playing Nina Simone, but says they ‘chose an artist who was willing to sacrife herself.’

Neo-Nazis, Blackface and Homophobia at the World Cup

Not a good look.

French 'ELLE' Beauty Editor Apologizes for Solange Knowles Blackface Costume

As the beauty editor at an internationally recognized fashion magazine, shouldn’t she know better?

What Do People Get Out of Racist Costumes? A Cognitive Psychologist Explains

It’s one thing to repeatedly warn against wearing racist costumes. But it’s another thing entirely to understand why people wear them in the first place

A Brief Halloween History on Why Blackface Is Always a Bad Idea

Considering such a costume this Halloween? Stop.

These Men Dressed Up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman For Halloween

And if that doesn’t turn your stomach, then this might: the costume includes blackface and a bloodstained hoodie.

'Africa'-Themed Party Features KKK, Elephant and Black Face Costumes

The birthday girl says that she’s always wanted to teach in Africa, so it’s okay.

White Students in Blackface Reenact Chris Brown-Rihanna Fight

Last Friday, three white high schools students

in Waverly, New York attended a pep-rally in black face and re-enacted a “scene” from the 2009 incident in which performer Chris Brown allegedly beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

PopChips Didn't Learn From Indian Ad Saga --They're On Mexicans Now

Remember the fiasco earlier this year after PopChips ran commercials with Ashton Kutcher in brownface impersonating Indians?

Brooklyn Prosecutor Keeps Job Despite Blackface Photos on Facebook

Marrus, now 25, uploaded the photos to Facebook six years ago when he was an undergraduate student.

Second Grader Removed From School for Honoring MLK with Blackface

A Colorado Springs second grader showed up to school in blackface.

Hey Ashton Kutcher and PopChips: Brownface is Still Racist [Video]

A new Youtube campaign shows bad judgment from the Two And A Half Men star.

Did Sweden's Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal Accomplish Anything? [Reader Forum]

Or was it another case of exploitative politics packaged in shock-value art? Colorlines readers discuss.

'Nutella Face Paint' That's What MTV Calls Blackface Incident on 'Battle of the Exes' [Video]

On Wednesday night’s episode of the MTV reality challenge show “Battle Of The Exes” the last black contestant almost went home not because he lost a challenge but because his own teammate/ex-girlfriend mocked him with “one of the most offensive pranks” in MTV Challenge history