Angry black feminist Lauren Michele Jackson demanded this week that white people quit using gif images of black people.
She says it feels like “digital black face.”
This is the racist insanity the left is spoon-feeding kids today.
The Federalist reported:
In a column published by Teen Vogue on Wednesday, a writer argues that if you are white and share a GIF of a black person, you are racist. Lauren Michele Jackson calls the act of sharing a reaction GIF of a black person “digital blackface.”
“Digital blackface does not describe intent, but an act — the act of inhabiting a black persona,” she writes. “Employing digital technology to co-opt a perceived cache or black cool, too, involves playacting blackness in a minstrel-like tradition.”
The “minstrel-like” tradition she’s referring to stems particularly from vaudeville days, when mostly white actors but sometimes also black actors would paint themselves in makeup to resemble an African-American and often portray such characters in an exaggerated or ridiculous manner. In the early nineteenth century particularly, blackface was a common theater trope, but gradually disappeared as Americans’ racial attitudes shifted and the portrayal became seen as an uncharitable caricature.
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