I just came across this article that definitely relates to the most recent racially fueled discussions we've had in class... in a unique way. How would Baker or Gates react to this incident?
The roots of Blackface are arguably discriminatory by today's standards. Why is this? Does society frown upon imitating other cultures? Is the racial climate too unstable to find any source of comedy in relation to it? I think this incident is fascinating mostly because I can't help but wonder what the outcome would be if African American students dressed in whiteface and paraded around the GWU campus. I'm almost certain it would be given very little attention– if any at all.