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Undercover….


Scenes from the French TV show 'Dans la peau d'un Noir" (loose translation: In the Skin of a Black).

 

A black family's transformation into a white family by professional make up.

NOTE: The makeup is the point in this video!

Nonetheless I am going to watch the uploaded episodes of this show on You Tube to garner a greater understanding of why this was done. It’s difficult to see them  a Caucasian knowing and seeing their real race, but I wonder how I would perceive them if I came across them in public without knowing that the transformation occurred? Also for me the only one who passes this race test on film is the woman with the long brown hair. She remotely  reminds me of Khloe Kardashian.

 

To all  my readers in France: If you have seen this program please share your thought with us by leaving a comment.

 

No Double standard:

I wasn't offended by Julianne Hough's 2013 Halloween costume choice of going as "Crazy Eyes" from Orange is the New Black either.  

 



 

The blackface of the 1920s is offensive just look at those images. 

  

 

 

 http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/eddie-cantor-16x9.jpg?w=650

 

Look at the image of Ted Danson, His exaggerated white lips are what's offensive. I believe that the backlash towards whites who imitate persons of color is because of the legacy of Western European Colonialism.

It is because of the history that whites established with their horrible treatment of Indigenous cultures that they are stigmatized so harshly when such commit actions like Hough or Ted Danson, historically when Europeans mimicked African it was done in a pejorative way [As illustrated by Danson who goes for the Jugular with his get up and to make matters worse he  was Whoopie Goldberg's boyfriend at the time and it was her idea that he appear in Black-ace.]

  http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/whoopi-goldberg-ted-danson.jpg

On the Contrary as you saw in the French television show, when they were made to look white, the people of color didn’t behave in a manner that is considered demeaning to whites. The fact that there still are people who think \they have license to behave in a m,manner that makes appropriating another culture for their own entertainment is the Legacy of Racism and Cultural Domination.


Race, Television, Black Face

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