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