History Main / Blackface

14th Dec '17 10:13:59 PM Lanes17B
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* In 2016, [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/07/boglarka-balogh-seven-types-of-blackface a Hungarian human rights activist was criticized for this.]] Having recently returned from an assignment in Africa, [[CondescendingCompassion she sought to bring awareness of the Indigenous tribes that were in danger of dying out by donning dark skin makeup and dressing up in traditional attire.]]
8th Dec '17 9:55:37 PM TroperDoper
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* Parodied in the first series of ''Series/LittleBritain'' in a recurring sketch featuring minstrels facing discrimination in a similar manner to minorities. It's also played straight as there are a number of black, Asian and Arabic characters played by the white leads.
30th Nov '17 7:14:51 PM 8BrickMario
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* In the ''Literature/RaggedyAnn'' stories, one of the toys is a mammy doll, Beloved Belindy. While her portrayal was mostly positive with some subtler racist elements, her blatant blackface design makes the character ten times more uncomfortable, and modern editions of the books make no attempts to keep in.
30th Nov '17 12:37:03 PM rjd1922
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* Cyborg 008 in ''Manga/Cyborg009'' originally had a blackface-like design despite being one of the heroes and not a source of comic relief, but he was thankfully changed from ''Super Galaxy'' onwards.

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* Cyborg 008 in ''Manga/Cyborg009'' originally had a blackface-like design despite being one of the heroes and not a source of comic relief, but he was thankfully changed from ''Super Galaxy'' Vortex'' onwards.
26th Nov '17 11:59:23 AM nombretomado
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* The all-black cast of ''Film/StormyWeather'' makes the film an anomaly from TheGoldenAgeofHollywood era, and it's really wonderful to see such a rare showcase of black entertainers. But it does include a small moment of black characters participating in black minstrel.

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* The all-black cast of ''Film/StormyWeather'' makes the film an anomaly from TheGoldenAgeofHollywood UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood era, and it's really wonderful to see such a rare showcase of black entertainers. But it does include a small moment of black characters participating in black minstrel.
5th Nov '17 12:59:59 PM nanakiro
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The inversion, black actors playing white people, is rarely done straight (in Western media anyway; Japanese media tends to play it straight for foreign characters if they're not just going for a PhenotypeStereotype look). When this happens, it's almost always in-universe and [[WhiteLikeMe for comic effect]].

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The inversion, black actors playing white people, is rarely done straight (in Western media anyway; Japanese media tends to play it straight for foreign characters if they're not just going for a PhenotypeStereotype look).straight. When this happens, it's almost always in-universe and [[WhiteLikeMe for comic effect]].
5th Nov '17 12:59:20 PM nanakiro
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The inversion, black actors playing white people, is rarely done straight. When this happens, it's almost always in-universe and [[WhiteLikeMe for comic effect]].

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The inversion, black actors playing white people, is rarely done straight.straight (in Western media anyway; Japanese media tends to play it straight for foreign characters if they're not just going for a PhenotypeStereotype look). When this happens, it's almost always in-universe and [[WhiteLikeMe for comic effect]].
27th Oct '17 9:45:21 AM MetroidPeter
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}''. [[BigBad The Devil]] had all the potential to be a depiction of this. But Studio MDHR [[DefiedTrope were having none of that]], and altered his appearance to his final design to avoid this.
4th Oct '17 9:05:49 PM Breakermorrant
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* Monica Vitti in ''[[Film/{{Leclisse}} L'eclisse]]'' made in 1962 dances wearing blackface with a spear imitating an African warrior.
29th Sep '17 5:34:02 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' has the Black Baron, revealed to be white by the announcers. He has the mannerisms of a stereotypical pimp. Perhaps bowing to how the overseas market would view it, ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' (which is in color as opposed to its precursor's DeliberatelyMonochrome) portrays the Baron as an actual black man.

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* ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' has the Black Baron, revealed to be white by the announcers.announcers (who proceed to argue on whether or not it's important). He has the mannerisms of a stereotypical pimp. Perhaps bowing to how the overseas market would view it, ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' (which is in color as opposed to its precursor's DeliberatelyMonochrome) portrays the Baron as an actual black man.man who goes by the title "The '''Blacker''' Baron".
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