"blackface" backlash - an over-reaction? Or a long overdue one?|
I think this is worth a watch, on that subject.
I also think giving blackface a pass is lending a dangerous credence to the non-existent magic of intent, and keeping alive discussion of why we have that border and do not like to see it crossed is terribly important. (FWIW, I think Jim Crow is actually pretty common knowledge.) It is, however, not a place where I have the right to comment.
You think it is common knowledge that the story and name Jim Crow was popularized to whites in the 1830s and 40s by a white actor doing a black minstrel act?