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Time to guilt-trip Hollywood over Blackface

February 10, 2019

As the blackface scandal spreads, thanks to more disclosures, most notably an admission from Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring that he once donned blackface in college, attention has turned to the role of Hollywood in perpetuating and conferring respectability on the practice of white people darkening or blackening their faces for entertainment purposes.