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19th Jun '17 11:27:47 AM REV6Pilot
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* In the arcade version of ''VideoGame/SunsetRiers'', a character caught in fire got a blackface look before he collapsed. The SNES version censors that, with the standard death drop animation instead.

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* In the arcade version of ''VideoGame/SunsetRiers'', ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'', a character caught in fire got a blackface look before he collapsed. The SNES version censors that, with the standard death drop animation instead.
19th Jun '17 11:27:06 AM REV6Pilot
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* In the arcade version of ''VideoGame/SunsetRiers'', a character caught in fire got a blackface look before he collapsed. The SNES version censors that, with the standard death drop animation instead.
11th Jun '17 3:31:12 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:298:Not an actual black person.]]

Blackface is the tradition of a performer putting on stylized black makeup to appear as a stereotyped character of African descent. The usual version included dark or pitch-black makeup and bulging red or white lips. Blackface was often used in MinstrelShows. The image became associated with negative stereotypical depictions of blacks in the Anglo-Saxon world and became shorthand for anti-black racism. As much as some people would like to forget it, blackface performances were mainstream American entertainment for almost 100 years until racial backlash ultimately capsized it.

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[[caption-width-right:298:Not [[caption-width-right:298:[[CaptainObvious Not an actual black person.]]

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Blackface is the tradition of a performer putting on stylized black makeup to appear as a stereotyped character of African descent. The usual version included dark or pitch-black makeup and bulging red or white lips. Blackface was often used in MinstrelShows. The image became associated with negative stereotypical depictions of blacks black people in the Anglo-Saxon world and became shorthand for anti-black racism. As much as some people would like to forget it, blackface performances were mainstream American entertainment for almost 100 years until racial backlash ultimately capsized it.
10th Jun '17 3:04:05 AM SonofRojBlake2
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* Inverted/subverted in the first episode of ''Toast of London'': an African woman named Kikini Bamalam undergoes plastic surgery performed by rogue plastic surgeon Beezus Fuffoon, and ends up looking like 70s era Generation Game host Bruce Forsyth, all except for one hand which remains black.
27th May '17 2:27:54 PM jm9101983
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* GrandfatherClause: The British stage and television show ''The Black and White Minstrel Show'' was first broadcast in 1957 but continued to use blackface until ''1987'', long after the practice was considered unacceptable in most media.

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* GrandfatherClause: The British stage and television show ''The Black and White Minstrel Show'' was first broadcast in 1957 but continued to use blackface until ''1987'', ''1978'', long after the practice was considered unacceptable in most media.
23rd May '17 2:02:44 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing'', Mac [=McCullum=] had his face tinted dark to disguise himself as a Global Community officer of a different race so that he could go into Jerusalem to find Buck Williams. At that point, with the Global Community being more concerned about uniting together to destroy the Jews, the Christians, and the God they believe in, nobody on either side of the conflict either notices this or even cares to be offended by it.

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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing'', Mac [=McCullum=] had his face tinted dark to disguise himself as a Global Community officer of a different race so that he could go into Jerusalem to find Buck Williams. At that point, with the Global Community being more concerned about uniting together to destroy the Jews, the Christians, and the God they believe in, nobody on either side of the conflict either notices this or even cares to be offended by it. It also helps that Zeke Jr. is just that good of a makeup artist.
18th May '17 12:59:36 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing'', Mac [=McCullum=] had his face tinted dark to disguise himself as a Global Community officer of a different race so that he could go into Jerusalem to find Buck Williams.

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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing'', Mac [=McCullum=] had his face tinted dark to disguise himself as a Global Community officer of a different race so that he could go into Jerusalem to find Buck Williams. At that point, with the Global Community being more concerned about uniting together to destroy the Jews, the Christians, and the God they believe in, nobody on either side of the conflict either notices this or even cares to be offended by it.
17th May '17 8:14:08 AM paulson
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* Joe Letz of industrial band Combichrist has performed in blackface during their 2017 tour, including photoshopping his head next to buckets of fried chicken in promotional materials.
2nd May '17 11:02:14 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing'', Mac [=McCullum=] had his face tinted dark to disguise himself as a Global Community officer so that he could go into Jerusalem to find Buck Williams.

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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing'', Mac [=McCullum=] had his face tinted dark to disguise himself as a Global Community officer of a different race so that he could go into Jerusalem to find Buck Williams.
2nd May '17 4:10:03 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Film/{{1941}}'', when Sgt. Tree's tank heads to the Pacific to face against the Japanese sub, Private Jones, played by Frank McRae gets flour on his face, and Pvt Foley, played by John Candy, laughs at him. Until Jones points out that he has soot on his face, and guffaws while telling Foley to "go the back of the tank."

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* In ''Film/{{1941}}'', ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', when Sgt. Tree's tank heads to the Pacific to face against the Japanese sub, Private Jones, played by Frank McRae gets flour on his face, and Pvt Foley, played by John Candy, laughs at him. Until Jones points out that he has soot on his face, and guffaws while telling Foley to "go the back of the tank."
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