History Main / Blackface

27th Apr '18 6:49:01 AM Jeduthun
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* ColorMeBlack: A SisterTrope in which a racist character is involuntarily transformed into a member of the race they hate.



* DudeNotFunny: Needless to say, the racist connotations of the trope can make it extremely offensive to most present-day viewers. A character who dresses up in blackface in a modern production will likely get this reaction InUniverse as well.



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%%* ModernMinstrelsy* ModernMinstrelsy: Any time blackface shows up, offensive racial stereotypes will also be in play. Of course, the trope predates the "modern" part as well with its origin in actual MinstrelShows.


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* RaceLift: May occur when a character was played in blackface in the original production and the creators want to avoid this in the remake.


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* WhiteLikeMe: The {{inversion}} where a black person puts on makeup to pass as a white person, almost always PlayedForLaughs involving WhiteDudeBlackDude jokes.
22nd Apr '18 12:12:13 PM nombretomado
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* An old [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] issue of ''[[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'' had Billy dressing up in Blackface as part of a PaperThinDisguise.

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* An old [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] issue of ''[[{{Shazam}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'' had Billy dressing up in Blackface as part of a PaperThinDisguise.
24th Mar '18 10:36:59 AM Andooks
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Inverted. Halle Berry plays a Jewish woman, Jocasta Ayrs, in Frobisher's story.
10th Mar '18 9:59:12 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* UnfortunateImplications: UpToEleven! The inherent purpose of the outfit is racist caricaturing and stereotyping of African American people and culture. Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface goes into more depth]] on the history and controversies surrounding it.

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* UnfortunateImplications: UpToEleven! The inherent purpose of the outfit is racist caricaturing and stereotyping of African American people and culture. Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface goes into more depth]] on the history and controversies surrounding it.
10th Mar '18 3:53:24 PM nombretomado
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* UnfortunateImplications: UpToEleven! The inherent purpose of the outfit is racist caricaturing and stereotyping of African American people and culture. TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface goes into more depth]] on the history and controversies surrounding it.

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* UnfortunateImplications: UpToEleven! The inherent purpose of the outfit is racist caricaturing and stereotyping of African American people and culture. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface goes into more depth]] on the history and controversies surrounding it.
24th Feb '18 7:24:48 AM ironballs16
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' characters such as Bugs Bunny would [[AshFace often get soot blown in their faces]], causing them to spontaneously parody ''Film/TheJazzSinger'' or [[Radio/TheJackBennyShow Eddie Rochester.]] The Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD set features unedited short cartoons featuring blackface and other stereotypes. Whoopi Goldberg hosts an introductory segment on the disc to explain the intent behind this: while such stereotypes are bad, it would be worse to pretend that they didn't exist. Further details are [[http://www.omg-facts.com/Celebs/The-Looney-Tunes-Golden-Collection-DVDs/53038#OLbFs6OlYMcPlUST.99 here]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' characters such as Bugs Bunny would [[AshFace often get soot blown in their faces]], causing them to spontaneously parody ''Film/TheJazzSinger'' or [[Radio/TheJackBennyShow Eddie Rochester.]] The Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD set features unedited short cartoons featuring blackface and other stereotypes. Whoopi Goldberg hosts an introductory segment on the disc to explain the intent behind this: while such stereotypes are bad, [[OrwellianEditor it would be worse to pretend that they didn't exist.exist]]. Further details are [[http://www.omg-facts.com/Celebs/The-Looney-Tunes-Golden-Collection-DVDs/53038#OLbFs6OlYMcPlUST.99 here]].
23rd Jan '18 9:22:30 AM Jeduthun
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%%* UnfortunateImplications:

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%%* UnfortunateImplications:* UnfortunateImplications: UpToEleven! The inherent purpose of the outfit is racist caricaturing and stereotyping of African American people and culture. TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface goes into more depth]] on the history and controversies surrounding it.



* JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: The eponymous role in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' was traditionally played by a white actor in blackface, and this remained the case long after blackface had become unacceptable in most media, though it's just as common for theatre companies and film producers to simply hire a black actor for the part.

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* JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples: The eponymous role in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' was traditionally played by a white actor in blackface, and this remained the case long after blackface had become unacceptable in most media, though it's just as common for theatre companies and film producers to simply hire a black actor for the part.
16th Jan '18 2:33:50 AM Cryoclaste
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* ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: The eponymous role in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' was traditionally played by a white actor in blackface, and this remained the case long after blackface had become unacceptable in most media, though it's just as common for theatre companies and film producers to simply hire a black actor for the part.

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* ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: The eponymous role in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' was traditionally played by a white actor in blackface, and this remained the case long after blackface had become unacceptable in most media, though it's just as common for theatre companies and film producers to simply hire a black actor for the part.
6th Jan '18 8:57:45 PM ElSquibbonator
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: A common trope of early cinema was to find some excuse for the main character to intentionally or accidentally take on the appearance of blackface, then pause for a minstrel show-style musical number.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: A common trope of early cinema was to find some excuse for the main a character to intentionally or accidentally take on the appearance of blackface, then pause for a minstrel show-style musical number.number. Incidentally, the TropeNamer itself is an instance of this (namely, the "big-lipped" alligator).
6th Jan '18 8:48:08 PM ElSquibbonator
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Mister Popo and other black characters have the appearance of blackface characters, which has been a long-standing nightmare when it comes to trying to export the shows.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Mister Popo and other black characters have the appearance of blackface characters, which has been a long-standing nightmare when it comes to trying to export the shows. This, combined with his status as a "servant" character, has long made him a target of criticism, to the point that 4Kids Entertainment changed his skin color to blue in their dub of ''Dragon Ball Z''.
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