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Ep. 64 | Blackface

Released Tuesday, 26th November 2019
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Ayyyyyy! We're back in the Digital Diamond studios for another week of fuckery.
This week the Ish Crew gets into a topic that has caused numerous yelling matches, a few walk-outs and a whole bunch of hurt feelings...and that's just from the 3 hosts. The guys finally set some ground rules, push all their feelings to the deepest recesses of their souls and dive head first into blackface. Enjoy!
Blackface is a form of theatrical make-up used predominantly by non-black performers to represent a caricature of a black person. The practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the spread of racial stereotypes such as the "happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation" or the "dandified coon".[1] By the middle of the century, blackface minstrel shows had become a distinctive American artform, translating formal works such as opera into popular terms for a general audience.[2] Early in the 20th century, blackface branched off from the minstrel show and became a form in its own right.[3] In the United States, blackface had largely fallen out of favor by the turn of the 21st century, and is now generally considered offensive and disrespectful,[4] though the practice continues in other countries.
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