Halloween is coming up this Monday, and already seeing the pics on Facebook and Instagram pic of white peeps wearing blackface ‘costumes.
Once again, blackface is not funny, not considered complimentary because of the long history of it being used to demean and dehumanize my community dating back to the early 19th Century.
My people and my culture is not a costume for you to put on for your amusement.
You also know blackface is wrong. If you choose to ignore this warning for any reason, I don’t want to hear any “I didn’t know blackface was bad” commentary or other weak excuses trying to justify it because myself and other Black people across the Net have said it and written thousands of words why it’s jacked up.
And don’t even try to deploy the Wayans Brothers White Chicks movie as a defense. That’s an automatic nonstarter.
Note to white women who wear blackface, If you’ve decided you’re to do so after you have been warned not to and why it’s not appropriate, don’t be surprised at the backlash you get. Your white tears will not save you from the backlash that will rain down upon you for your lousy decision.
And heaven help you if Black Twitter gets to those pics you thought were cool or funny. Those blackface pictures will also follow you around forever.
Just say no to Blackface this Halloween, people. If you do, don’t be mad when people consider you a racist jerk for doing so