"Blackface" is the use of theatrical makeup to represent a black person, often used by non-black people. It's 2017 and some people think it's OK to wear blackface on Halloween. Nope!
White actors began wearing blackface in the 1800s to act out racist stereotypes and dehumanize black people. Racism is still a problem today. So is wearing blackface, which insults black Americans, reinforces stereotypes, and honors a history of racism.
It’s simple: Don’t wear blackface. Instead, share a #NoBlackface selfie to educate friends on why blackface is harmful and demand they don't wear blackface this Halloween.
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