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  • Al Barron Reinstated as Monroe Public School Teacher

    06/01/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT · by madison10 · 7 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | June 1, 2014 | Ray Kisonas
    Monroe Middle School teacher Al Barron who was suspended while the Monroe district investigated his teaching methods on African American history was reinstated....
  • Michigan teacher suspended for blackface lesson

    05/31/2014 12:52:06 PM PDT · by windcliff · 33 replies
    Thecelebritycafe ^ | 5-31-14 | Kyle Johnson
    A Monroe, Michigan middle-school teacher has been suspended after showing a video of people in blackface to his eighth-grade class. According to Monroe News, Alan Barron, who is weeks away from retiring, showed videos of white entertainers wearing blackface while discussing racial segregation and black history, but the class was cut short by an assistant principal who was in the classroom. Parents said that the school official believed the lesson plan to be racist. The 36-year teacher was placed on suspension by school officials while they investigate whether his lesson plan was actually racist. Adrienne Aaron, whose husband is African-American,...
  • Julianne Hough Dons Blackface for 'Orange Is the New Black' Halloween Costume

    10/27/2013 6:33:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 | Margaret Eby
    The former 'Dancing with the Stars' pro added an unfortunate touch to her getup as character Crazy Eyes.Not a good look, Julianne Hough. The former 'Dancing with the Stars' pro donned blackface on Friday night as part of her Halloween costume. The 25-year-old actress was portraying "Orange is the New Black" character Crazy Eyes, played on the hit Netflix series by Uzo Aduba. Hough hit the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party with a group of friends dressed as the cast of the show. For the occasion, Hough appears to have darkened the skin on her face and neck, as well as...
  • Dem Politician Defends Dressing in Afro and ‘Blackface’ for Jewish Holiday

    02/25/2013 12:53:42 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/25/2013 | Erica Ritz
    A veteran New York Assemblyman on Monday stood by his decision to wear blackface makeup, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a costume party in the face of criticism he called “political correctness to the absurd.” Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind wrote on his blog Monday that he doesn’t understand the criticism swirling around Albany, and doesn’t know why anyone would be offended by the costume he wore to a party he recently held at his home in Brooklyn to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Hikind hired a makeup artist and wore an orange basketball jersey, sunglasses and...
  • Cornel West: Obama A ‘Republican In Blackface,’ Black MSNBC Hosts Are ‘Selling Their Souls’

    11/13/2012 12:02:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Mediate ^ | November 12, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    (I apologize if this has already been posted. I can't get the search function to work.) During an interview last week with Democracy Now, author and activist Cornel West offered harsh criticism of President Barack Obama, calling him a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface” and not someone who is actually looking out for the best interests of the impoverished. The prominent social critic also lashed out at black MSNBC personalities, accusing them of “selling their souls” in support of a president who has been anything but progressive. “I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on...
  • Cornel West Calls Obama a “Rockefeller Republican in Blackface”

    11/13/2012 7:52:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Non Profit Quarterly ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rick Cohen
    Despite some commentators’ giddy excitement about President Barack Obama’s reelection, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West took a different stand, calling out the president for some of the shortcomings of his administration and his reelection campaign on the issue of poverty. Of course, Smiley and West have their own critics, in part due to West’s occasional propensity to use highly charged language, such as his 2010 contention that Obama’s policies led to racist effects. Speaking on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! show, Smiley and West tore into the president. Calling Obama “a Rockefeller Republican in blackface,” West charged “that it’s morally obscene...
  • Tom Hanks in race row over blacked-up man

    03/23/2012 5:00:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph - UK ^ | March 23, 2012
    ......The two-minute clip shows Hanks hosting the castaway-themed auction in a room decorated to look like a jungle at the £18,000-a-year St Matthew’s Parish School in Pacific Palisades, California. As the blacked-up man takes the stage, Hanks quips that the Right-wing US commentator Bill O’Reilly, who has himself often been accused of racial insensitivity, has arrived....... ..........Hanks, who starred in the 2000 Hollywood film Castaway, recently narrated a 17-minute campaign video calling for President Barack Obama’s re-election. In response to the auction video, Niger Innis, of the Congress of Racial Equality, said: “I call upon President Obama, who has Tom...
  • Tom Hanks, Glenn Frey in 2004 racial shocker: ‘Blackface,’ jokes at fundraising auction [VIDEO]

    03/20/2012 4:18:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    dailycaller.com ^ | 03/20/2012 | David Martosko
    Video footage obtained by The Daily Caller shows Hollywood screen legend Tom Hanks and Eagles musician Glenn Frey at a 2004 fundraising auction, playfully interacting with a white man dressed as an African native, complete with blackface makeup and a giant Afro wig. Hanks most recently provided the narration for ”The Road We’ve Traveled,” a 17-minute-long campaign video meant to help President Barack Obama win re-election in November. The fundraiser, held March 13, 2004 at St. Matthew’s Parish School in Pacific Palisades, Calif., featured Hanks and Frey as co-emcees. Children of both men attended the school. The event’s theme, “Castaways,”...
  • Sugary "Hip Hop" Cupcakes Embroiled in Blackface Scandal

    12/11/2010 4:37:23 PM PST · by 6SJ7 · 39 replies
    eater.com ^ | 12/10/10 | Paula Forbes
    Cupcakes, once a delightful source of sugary indulgence, later a cliched trend much derided on blogs like this one, have sunk to a new low: racial controversy. A video for Duncan Hines' Amazing Glazes has angered viewers for its depiction of, uh, cupcakes in black face. Racist cupcakes? Facing criticism, Duncan Hines pulled the video from YouTube. But we managed to get a copy of the video, below. Judge for yourself:
  • Adam Corolla on Men: We’re Not That Dumb

    11/06/2010 10:02:30 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 12 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | November 6, 2010 | Walter Hudson
    The term “blackface” rightfully evokes anger, shame, and a sense of righteous indignation. The practice during the dawn of Hollywood, and in Vaudeville and other theatrical productions going back a century prior, despicably cemented racial stereotypes. It’s a good thing we got rid of blackface, right? Or did we? Comedian and radio personality Adam Corolla points out in an interview for his new book In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks that modern Hollywood is completely comfortable making a mockery of the male. [In television] guys are treated like buffoons. Whenever they do that thing where the mom is out...
  • police arrest burglars wearing magic marker masks

    10/28/2009 12:30:59 PM PDT · by evets · 40 replies · 2,086+ views
    fox4kc ^ | 10-28-09 | AP
    CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Police had no trouble identifying two men accused of trying to break into a Carroll apartment. Police were responding to a call about an attempted burglary when they pulled over a car matching the alleged suspects' vehicle. Inside the car, officers found two men with their faces blackened with permanent marker. Police said the caller described two men with painted faces attempting to break into an apartment Friday night before driving off...(snip)
  • Supermodel Lara Stone poses in blackface for French Vogue photoshoot (art or racism?)

    10/14/2009 6:04:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 2,737+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/13/09 | Nicole Carter
    Supermodel Lara Stone poses in blackface for French Vogue photoshootBY Nicole Carter DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 1:27 PM French Vogue has gotten into some more haute controversy. This month's issue of the fashion magazine features a photoshoot with white supermodel Lara Stone in blackface, according to Jezebel.com. No stranger to shocking shoots — it recently featured a faux-pregnant model smoking a cigarette— the magazine enlisted photographer Steven Klein to shoot the 14-page spread, styled by editor Carine Rotifeld. The story that goes along with the photos praises Stone for her "radical break with the wave of...
  • Turk Reporter to Obama - Once You Go Blackface...(video)

    04/08/2009 12:13:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 3 replies · 569+ views
    tmz.com ^ | 4-8-09
    Long known for their biting social commentary, a Turkish TV reporter donned blackface during a newscast yesterday while doing a report about President Barack Obama
  • AP Radio Mardu Gras Reporter: "Up at 4 AM to put on our blackface and Afro wigs"

    02/24/2009 7:45:47 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 25 replies · 1,239+ views
    Doctor Raoul
    Between the end of Bennett Mornings and the beginning of the Laura Ingraham show, XM166 (America Right) ran AP Radio News with John Belmont. The last or next to last item was a live report with a female AP reporter at the Mardi Gras by the name of Foster. Belmont asked how parade participants could show up at 6 am and last till midnight. Foster laughed and responded that she had to get up at 4am at the hotel so that they could, "...put on our blackface and Afro wigs."
  • Great Britain: Production of Show Boat is sunk after race row over 'blacked-up' actors

    10/23/2007 5:29:14 PM PDT · by Stoat · 39 replies · 687+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 23, 2007
    Production of Show Boat is sunk after race row over 'blacked-up' actorsBy PAUL SIMMS - More by this author » Last updated at 22:49pm on 23rd October 2007  An amateur dramatics group has abandoned plans to stage the musical Show Boat with blacked-up actors after a public outcry.  Organisers had claimed that heavily made-up white actors would have to be used for the production set in America's Deep South because there were no ethnic minority players in the area. Scroll down for more...Actors in an amateur production of Show Boat will not be treading the boards after the musical...
  • Liberal Racists: The Blackface Gallery

    10/30/2006 5:31:31 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies · 443+ views
    Freedom Eden ^ | 10/30/06 | Freedom Eden
    "Joe Lieberman" Artist: Jane Hamsher, posted on The Huffington Post See the Web page for a photomanipulation of Joe Lieberman and Wolf Blitzer into Negroes, with black skin used as an obvious insult. MoveOn.org's "Jew Lieberman" (as they called him at the Action Forum) is now "N***er Lieberman." The radical Left = the Ku Klux Klan at wine and cheese parties and of course MoveOn.org Call for Change events.
  • Hartford Headline Spins Blackface Photo for Lamont

    08/03/2006 5:52:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 760+ views
    You're a Connecticut resident, a good citizen but not a political junkie. You scan the Hartford Courant - the state's largest paper - this morning and see the following headline: 'Lamont Spokesman: Blog Photo Offensive' Quick: which campaign did something wrong, and which is rightly outraged? Based on the headline, you could certainly be forgiven for assuming that Lamont was the injured party. As it turns out, the facts are just the opposite. As detailed here, Jane Hamsher, a blogger very closely tied to the campaign of Ned Lamont yesterday wrote a column at Huffington Post containing a doctored photo...
  • Huff Poster Paints Lieberman in Black Face

    08/02/2006 11:39:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 2,533+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 2, 2006 - 14:07 On the one hand, liberals enjoy portraying themselves as models of tolerance and racial sensitivity. But woe betide someone who runs afoul of their orthodoxy. Liberals don't hesitate to bring out the crudest racial imagery to mock them. We've all seen the vulgar caricatures of Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice and Ward Connerly. Add Joe Lieberman to the liberal media hit list. Have a look at the image of Lieberman that popped up at Huffington Post today. It's in a column by one Jane Hamsher, who, her bio informs us, is a 'progressive...
  • Behind the Makeup: BLACK LIKE YOU

    07/16/2006 3:42:59 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 735+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 16, 2006 | ALAN LIGHT
    IN the last few years, it has seemed that perhaps America's long-buried history of blackface is being allowed to peek out of the closet. Bob Dylan named his most recent studio album "Love and Theft," after Eric Lott's landmark 1993 study of the form; and in his curious 2003 film, "Masked and Anonymous," Dylan even got Ed Harris to "black up" for a scene. Spike Lee also explored the subject in "Bamboozled," and competing biographies of Stepin Fetchit joined "Where Dead Voices Gather," Nick Tosches' meditation on the minstrel superstar Emmett Miller, on bookshelves. "Old Dan Tucker," the opening track...
  • Florida: Stetson University Women Under Fire For Blackface Costumes

    11/24/2005 2:38:23 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies · 4,524+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | November 24, 2005
    Stetson University Women Under Fire For Blackface Costumes Players Painted Bodies Black, Wore Fake Gold Teeth   POSTED: 11:22 pm EST November 23, 2005 UPDATED: 7:26 am EST November 24, 2005   Several women on Stetson University's softball team are under fire over blackface costume photos recently posted on the Internet, according to a Local 6 News report. Members of the Stetson team dressed up as school basketball star Grlenntys Kicking Stallion Sims on Halloween by painting themselves black, wearing cornrows and fake gold teeth. Some players wore the blackface costumes to a contest to a Deland bar, according...
  • British Opera stops using black makeup (PC in UK)

    11/21/2005 8:13:30 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 11 replies · 552+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/21/2005 | JENN WIANT
    LONDON - White opera singers will no longer wear black face paint when playing black characters at the British Royal Opera House. The practice of putting black makeup on white performers was used in dress rehearsals for Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" ("A Masked Ball"), but the singer portraying the sorceress Ulrica did not use the makeup in Thursday's opening night performance, Royal Opera House spokesman Christopher Millard said. Novelist Philip Hensher noticed it while attending a dress rehearsal and criticized the practice in The Independent newspaper. The Royal Opera House would not discuss the reason for the timing of...
  • Margaret Cho: Harajuku Girls (PC Barf Alert! 'Japanese Schoolgirl Uniform Is Like Blackface')

    11/01/2005 1:21:52 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 168 replies · 7,102+ views
    Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls have been getting a lot of attention lately, and I have to say that I am confused. I like Gwen Stefani, she's allright. She's very stylish, has a nice voice and a flat stomach. She is a rock star and quite good at it. Now she has 4 things all together, the Harajuku Girls. I want to like them, and I want to think that they are great, but I am not sure if I can. I mean, racial sterotypes are really cute sometimes, and I don't want to bum everybody out by pointing out the...
  • Judge Suspended For Wearing Blackface To Party

    12/15/2004 9:00:26 AM PST · by crushelits · 53 replies · 1,186+ views
    nbc4.tv ^ | December 14, 2004 | nbc4
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has given a judge a six-month suspension for wearing blackface makeup, handcuffs and a jail jumpsuit to a Halloween party. Judge Timothy Ellender will lose all of his pay during the suspension. That totals more than $50,000. Ellender, who is white, said the costumes worn by him and his wife were meant as a joke. She dressed as a policewoman. And the party's host, Ellender's brother-in-law, was dressed as Buckwheat. The justices agreed Ellender did not mean to insult blacks. Still, they ordered him to take a sociology course to get "a greater...
  • Judge Suspended For Wearing Blackface To Party

    12/14/2004 12:37:40 PM PST · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 47 replies · 1,036+ views
    NBC4 TV ^ | December 14, 2004 | A.P.
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has given a judge a six-month suspension for wearing blackface makeup, handcuffs and a jail jumpsuit to a Halloween party. Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans in Columbia Pictures' White Chicks - 2004Judge Timothy Ellender will lose all of his pay during the suspension. That totals more than $50,000. Ellender, who is white, said the costumes worn by him and his wife were meant as a joke. She dressed as a policewoman. And the party's host, Ellender's brother-in-law, was dressed as Buckwheat. The justices agreed Ellender did not mean to insult blacks. Still, they...
  • Use of 'n' word, blackface incident stir controversy at Emory

    11/06/2003 7:04:10 AM PST · by Lance Romance · 15 replies · 197+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11-6-03 | MAE GENTRY
    Use of 'n' word, blackface incident stir controversy at Emory By MAE GENTRY Atlanta Journal-Constitution An Emory University professor's public use of the "n" word in September and a "blackface" incident last week have sparked controversy at the school that three years ago underwent a "Year of Reconciliation" on race and diversity issues.Anthropology Professor Carol Worthman used the phrase "like six n-----s in a woodpile" at a Sept. 15 panel, according to a complaint that assistant professor Tracy Rone filed three days later with the university's Equal Opportunity Programs office.Rone, who declined to comment for this article, had said she...
  • UT frat suspended over incident Complaints about blackface episode bring action

    11/01/2002 12:53:53 AM PST · by ninonitti · 49 replies · 568+ views
    Knox News-Sentinel ^ | October 31, 2002 | By J.J. Stambaugh
    A University of Tennessee fraternity has been suspended because of an incident last week in which white members painted their faces to look like the black pop group The Jackson Five. The national office of Kappa Sigma has suspended its UT chapter, which means the fraternity "no longer has standing as a registered student organization and is suspended from participating in university activities, such as Homecoming," according to a statement issued Wednesday by UT Vice President and Provost Loren Crabtree. Fraternity members couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday, but Crabtree said the national office was cooperating in an ongoing investigation....
  • UT frat suspended over incident Complaints about blackface episode bring action

    10/31/2002 5:12:09 PM PST · by DWPittelli · 18 replies · 264+ views
    KnoxNews ^ | October 31, 2002 | J.J. Stambaugh
    UT frat suspended over incident Complaints about blackface episode bring action A University of Tennessee fraternity has been suspended because of an incident last week in which white members painted their faces to look like the black pop group The Jackson Five. The national office of Kappa Sigma has suspended its UT chapter, which means the fraternity "no longer has standing as a registered student organization and is suspended from participating in university activities, such as Homecoming," according to a statement issued Wednesday by UT Vice President and Provost Loren Crabtree. Fraternity members couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday, but...