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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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Why parents are giving their kids ‘unique’ baby names

Unique baby names are no longer only the domain of celebrities. Australian mums and dads are now much more imaginative when picking names than previous generations were. “It’s extremely trendy at the moment to choose unique names,” says Ella Joynes, author of Baby Names Australia 2019. “The current fashion when …

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