The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

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America's Blackface Obsession


Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies at Trinity College, dissects the history of blackface in American culture and how it became a prevalent cultural phenomenon."The desires we had for Black people and our anxieties about their presence in this country were played out and expressed through blackface entertainment." 2/2 https://t.co/pFD6o9Gt8k — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 11, 2019"You have these continual outings of blackface and then white individuals shift the performance as a way to maintain it…. It’s not required to black up in to offer a tribute to an African American performer or politician," says Prof Davarian Baldwin @trinitycollege. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 11, 2019


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 2019-02-11  25m