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GUEST COLUMN: The persistence of blackface

So is blackface still a thing in 21st century America?  You bet it is!  Sadly, since it since it originated in the antebellum period and peaked in the post slavery/Jim Crow America as the most popular entertainment outlet for the white working class,  blackface has retained remarkable staying power. Almost …

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Gucci was selling a blackface sweater for $890 until today

MILAN (AP) — Luxury fashion is all about breaking codes, creating a new, irresistible message that captivates consumers. But some of the globe’s top brands have raised eyebrows with designs that have seemingly racist undertones. The latest instance of that was Italian fashion designer Gucci, which produced a black wool …

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