You may have noticed everyone from politicians to celebrities to newspaper editors and fashion brands apologizing for blackface. But both the criticism and the apologies lack context. Blackface is more than an offensive joke or stupid costume—and the origins of the practice can be tied directly into "science" engineered to reinforce white supremacy.
So where did blackface come from, and what was its original intent? How did it find its way into the un-PC category of offensive behaviour while its more insidious origins faded from the popular discussion? How the hell are we still confronting this stuff in 2019 and can we start Black History Month over in, like, July?
GUEST: Andray Domise, writer, host of Black Tea Podcast