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
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.
Early in the 20th century, blackface branched off from the minstrel show and became a form in its own right.
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,
though the practice continues in other countries.
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