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Academy Awards 2012:  Putting Blackface in Context

Academy Awards 2012: Putting Blackface in Context

The New York Times reports that at the 2012 Academy Awards, someone made a racial joke that was “in questionable taste.” That would be comedian and presenter Chris Rock, who cracked a joke about roles available to black men in animation: “I love animation because in the world of animation, you can be anything you want to be. If you’re a fat woman you can play a skinny prin...

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