the minstrell show

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TLDR: I, Kim Kardashian a racist, fetishizing bimbo of Black men that is also an imitator, vulture and minstrel show of Black women, forgive another racist, white twink Jeffree Star For saying anti Black slurs, being misogynoirist and being extremely anti Black for years! Even though those actions of racism were never directed towards me, I forgive Jeffree anyways. I hope this makes Jeffree Sttar followers buy KKW, I’m defending your racist twink god who critiqued my swatches! I’m also incredibly transparent but dont pay attention to all the other makeup guru youtubers I’m kissing ass too as well, except Jackie Aina who rightfully called out the lack luster product too but I threw shade and untagged her from photos instead. I cant ass kiss a Black woman who rightfully calls out my shit products AND racism because she might notice mines. 

Anyways, Love you all xoxo except the Blacks (women)

—-KKW

I don’t get Tumblr’s version of gay people. Like those people who say “Hello, my name is gay and I love cock. My hobbies are gay. Being gay. Gaying things up. Thinking about being gay. Turning everything gay. Why would you even want to be straight *hand flap* when you can be gay like me *ejaculates rainbows into a school playground* omg these two dudes in this cartoon vaguely looked at each other they must putting their wieners in each other’s buttholes teehee gay. Now I’m going so sin sin sin by drawing these two cartoon characters as gay gay gay mmmmmm so sinful teehee” 

Like isn’t that literally everything homosexuals have strived to not be seen  as over the last several decades? Like wasn’t one of the major points of the gay rights movement that your brother or your friend or that chick you stood behind in line at the checkout or whatever could be gay and you wouldn’t know it because there’s nothing intrinsically spectacular about it thus there’s no reason to fear or abhor it? 

It’s like if black people went around talking in ebonics, calling everyone “mammy” and acting like something from a minstrel show which considering all the stupid shit Black Lives Matters have done, we may live to see that day. 

Basically it’s gone from “Treat us the same because we’re no different than you” to “Treat us specially because we’re completely different from you.” These Tumblr fucks aren’t helping anyone and no amount of reblogging John Oliver or Anita Sarkeesian is going to change that. 

anonymous asked:

May I ask why you can't get over the fact that a lot of kpop groups (or koreans for that matter) do blackface ort think black people act in a certain way? It not only makes us look bad because, they get the impression we complain too much. But it's also ignorant to assume they are racist for doing or thinking these things. If anything you should take blackface as a form of compliment, as they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, look up the history of minstrel shows.

Originally posted by pennylessproud

…..I think…..you got your facts backwards and trust me when I say I’m thoroughly educated in minstrel shows………..I……

Blackface is racist anon. Even without the racist intent.

-Admin Kim 

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Black history month day 24: dancer and entertainer Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson.

Bill Robinson was born Luther Robinson on May 25th, 1878. His parents died when he was eight and he was raised by his grandmother. From the age of five, Robinson begin dancing for spare change and was eventually chosen as a pickaninny for a local minstrel show (pickaninnies were cute black children who were basically extras and background characters in minstrel shows).

At age 13 Robinson ran off to Washington DC and did a series of odd jobs. Later he joined the Army as a rifleman during the Spanish American war. By 1900 Robinson became active full-time in a career of vaudeville performance, starring in dance troupes, comedy duos, and even blackface and minstrel performances.

At times Robinson came under some heavy criticism for his participation in and tacit acceptance of racial stereotypes of the era, with critics calling him an Uncle Tom figure. However, he did do many things to help improve the situation of blacks, including persuading the Dallas police department to hire its first African American policemen and lobbying President Roosevelt during World War II for more equitable treatment of African American soldiers.

Robinson was the best known and most highly paid African American entertainer in the first half of the twentieth century. He was especially well-known for his collaborations with child star Shirley Temple, and the two of them made the first interracial dance team in Hollywood film history. Robinson also starred with Lena Horne and Cab Calloway in “Stormy Weather”, a film loosely based on Robinson’s life.

shoutout to cuphead for many things but not least of all for successfully imitating the aesthetics and technique of 1930s cartoons without (off the top of my head) any characters derived from the minstrel look of that era’s most “iconic” characters.

working at wdw while becoming increasingly aware of how inextricable minstrel is from not only mickey’s appearance but also his dress and his manner, ntm other animation from that era which we consider the basis of exaggeration in animation to this day, has been so disheartening…

when i had my epiphany that what we think of as “cartoon body language” is actually “minstrel show body language, animated” as an aspiring animator i felt like … well what’s the point, is it even possible to create animation independent from antiblackness? should i even want to work in this medium anymore? (obviously YES as there’s entire other country’s worth of history of animation and even plenty of american animation totally unique from that history, but this was how i was feeling)

but i think cuphead is able to achieve that even as it replicates the most racist era of cartoons… i feel like my faith in the potential of american animation is a little restored…

Mamamoo

I just saw a post about what Mamamoo recently did concerning parodying Bruno Mars Uptown Funk.

The story caught my attention very fast considering I am a fan of many of their songs, and feel they’re very talented among most girl groups this generation.

It’s funny cause being a black k-pop fan, you always know you will come across something problematic eventually.

I could talk all day about the previous scandals, G-dragon, Kikwang, etc but today I am here with my own little perspective on the matter.

As unpopular of an opinion as this is, I think this keeps happening because of ignorance. And I don’t mean the new found definition of ignorance that people have been slinging around as if it means ‘doesn’t care’. 

I mean these idols actually have no knowledge of blackface. They do not grasp the problem with it and do not understand the history of blackface and why it is so very very offensive.

It is crazy. Especially considering they emulate black culture so frequently. But again just because you listen to black music, or even black influenced music doesn’t mean you understand black history.

I thought back to when I actually became aware of what blackface was. I realized I I didn’t even know what it was until I started doing in-depth research on black history in college. In my Jazz and Pop class we learned about Minstrel shows, and learned about the stereotypes that were forced on African-Americans during that time period. After receiving all that knowledge I was pretty grateful.

I mean if I didn’t know all the way up until college, I could only imagine how unconscious others could have been concerning the matter. Especially non-black, non-american individuals.

When I encounter racism in the K-pop community my reaction is usually something along the lines of “Oh man, y’all dun fucked up now”. But, I do think we need to be aware that most cases are rooted to something deeper . People hate to hear ‘their culture is different’, but realistically it plays a huge role in why things like this happen; not only in South Korea, but other parts of the world too.

Do I believe what they did was wrong? Of course. Even if they weren’t aware they should have been considering they listen to music made my other poc. 

Do I accept their apology? Yes. In my opinion it seemed they sincerely did not know it was offensive. And as long as they learn from this mistake I have no issue continuing to listen to their music.

I kinda wish k-pop stars were required to take a class on black culture, but we all know that wouldn’t fly in xenophobic central. Not to mention they probably don’t even know we created it in the first place

*sigh* these idols have so much to learn. But I do think as time passes and K-pop grows bigger things like this will become a rarer occurrence rather than a frequent one.

Hey, I’m a light skinned Latinx person and when I first saw Concrete I knew from the moment I saw her that she was supposed to represent a Black woman but I couldn’t point out all the details as to why (I knew I had a bad vibe when I saw her design, she collects shoes and that she can’t read). When Black SU Crit bloggers went into more detail and pointed out her resemblance to minstrel shows and golliwogs I did a double-take, noticed her pale lips and inside my head I was like “oh my god this is so much worse than what I remember seeing the first time” A lot of people pointed out “How did this make it in the art book?” and I totally agree. Who the hell thought adding this was okay?

Thanks to all the Black SU Crit bloggers who are always pointing out the antiblackness in the show and help non-Black people such as myself understand it in greater detail. I gotta say, Black fans of the show (former and current) and Black-coded gems deserved better than what the Crewniverse delivered because Concrete really shows how they feel about Black people, especially Black women.

To thousands of younger black and mixed race Britons who, thankfully, cannot remember those decades, the racism of the 1970s and 1980s and the insecurities it bred in the minds of black people are difficult to imagine or relate to.* But they were powerful memories for my generation. I was eight years old when the BBC finally cancelled The Black and White Minstrel Show. I have memories of my mother rushing across our living room to change television channels to avoid her mixed-race children being confronted by grotesque caricatures of themselves on primetime television. I was seventeen when the last of the touring blackface minstrel shows finally disappeared, having clung on for a decade performing in fading ballrooms on the decaying piers of Britain’s seaside towns. I grew up in a Britain which there were pictures of golliwogs on jam jars and golliwog dolls alongside the teddy bears in the toy shop windows.

*Sadly Young black Britons today face different forms of racism and lack of opportunities perhaps more insidious and subtle but no less damaging.
—  Black and British: A Forgotten History. David Olusoga

anonymous asked:

Do you think Mickey Mouse was based off of blackface?

Short answer: Yes

Long media studies answer: Yes, and it’s not really a matter of opinion so much as fact, lol. 

As many cultural historians have pointed out, the classic American animated cartoons emerged from the same milieu that produced blackface performances (like the Amos and Andy show) and minstrel music. Many of the great early animated characters — Felix the Cat, Mickey Mouse, Bosko — had more than a touch of blackface and the minstrel show to them.

Source <- (a good 101 read on the subject)

To some degree, most introductory cartoons from the 1920s/30s drew from vaudeville -Blackface and minstrel aesthetic included- when it came to both character design and content. And by most, I mean Disney, Warner Brothers (Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes), MGM, and R.K.O. 

The influence lasted well into the 1950’s for most, too. 

Although Disney was still hitting us with that Jungle Book/King Louie/I wanna be like you racism well into the 1960’s, but I digress. 

((If you’re looking for a 1920s cartoon character/mascot that was most definitely hella omgwtf based on Vaudvillian blackface acts, check out the original design for Warner Brothers’ character Bosko. 
Not the cute retcon’d Tiny Toons version; the original— 

The image doesn’t do Bosko and Honey justice though. You can watch The Talk Ink Kid for animated confirmation. There’s even a really racist Asian-stereotype moment! Wowzers.))

Longer media studies answer with bonus content: 

So that’s in terms of design. 

 In terms of content, the studios of that time did some hella racist stuff–shoutout bugs bunny–and Disney/Mickey Mouse was no exception. 

Our dear mouse-pal has straight up appeared in blackface— 

Source: Mickey’s Mellerdrammer

Depicted extremely shitty caricatures of Africans— 

Source: Trader Mickey 
(note the cab calloway sounding music around that 4:40 mark~). 

And the Disney comic books are much of the same–

“Voodoo Hoodoo” - 1949

“Voodoo Hoodoo” - 1949

“Lost In the Andes” - 1949
(Images from Comic Book Resources

“Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Annual: A Black Outlook” -1932

“Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Annual: A Black Outlook” -1932
(Original images from Moments In Time).

So it was the whole shebang, really. 

Of course, over time the studios have delivered some major character design overhauls and mostly stepped away from those origins.

More reading on the subject: 

- jt

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  • According to a 1931 article, before “Boop-Boop-a-Doop” the most popular meaningless sound to interject into songs was “Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay a song by the same name that goes way back to 1890s. The song became widely known in the version sung by Lottie Collins in London music halls in 1892. The song’s authorship was disputed for some years. It was originally credited to Sayers, who was the manager of the George Thatcher Minstrels; Sayers used the song in his 1891 production Tuxedo, a minstrel farce variety show in which “Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” was sung by Mamie Gilroy. However, Sayers later said that he had not written the song, but had heard it performed in the 1880s by a black singer, Mama Lou, in a well-known St. Louis brothel run by “Babe” Connors. Another well known “scat-like” sound created by a black performer that was preceded years later by Booping, as adapted and made famous by others, wow you learn something new everyday!!! 

Study guide to Concrete discourse

If you’re confused on what’s happening, I’ll explain to you what’s going on.

Basically, a crew member drew a gem who looked awfully similar to golliwogs/black face minstrel show guys. She also couldn’t read as a part of the description which illiteracy has been a long time suppression and oppression for black slaves and later free black people who were disenfranchised. People rightfully were pissed and stans, I mean, other people came to the defense of the crew. That’s when the discourse what at it’s absolute worst because by talking about Concrete on any platform would get you bombarded with hate.

Fast forward, we find out it was Lamar Abrams who drew Concrete and he gives out an apology. Though despite this, many people were not satisfied with his apology or the following apology from Rebecca Sugar. The people who were initially on the crew’s side are once again confused, not only was Lamar a black man, but he apologized, why is the discourse still ongoing? It didn’t help some went onto the call Lamar a coon, so now that the situation’s changed, and the discourse has dissented into two sides. The people for the crew and the people who are against it. One important thing to note, most people against the crew are black and likely women, they realized that despite Lamar being black that didn’t excuse his actions and continue to discuss the effects of said decision and the impact it’s left on them. Where the discourse will lead next, who knows…

The Banjo Lesson
Henry Ossawa Tanner
1893

Henry Ossawa Tanner was the United States’ first African-American celebrity artist. He trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at the Académie Julian in Paris (with Jean-Léon Gérôme), which helped him to combine two vastly different approaches to painting: American Realism and French academic painting.

The United States had abolished slavery in 1865, only 28 years before this painting was created. Tanner was born in Pittsburgh within the tight-knit world of the highly educated members of America’s burgeoning African-American intelligentsia. His mother, Sarah, had been born a slave and escaped north to Pennsylvania through the Underground Railroad. His middle name, Ossawa, was chosen by his father, Benjamin Tucker Tanner, a Methodist minister and abolitionist, after Osawatomie, Kansas—the site of the abolitionist John Brown’s bloody confrontation with pro-slavery partisans on August 30, 1856.

Tanner lived most of his life in France and became well known for his lush biblical paintings. The Banjo Lesson is his most famous work and the painting that has become emblematic with his oeuvre. It shows an elderly black man teaching a boy, assumed to be his grandson, how to play the banjo. For Tanner, painting this image of generational torch-passing, was a way of demolishing stereotypes of African-Americans. In popular minstrel shows they were shown as boisterous, buffoonish, and dim-witted. With The Banjo Lesson, Tanner shows a very different picture.

After painting The Banjo Lesson, Tanner went back to France where he stayed for the rest of his life. He felt better there. He said: “In America, I’m Henry Tanner, Negro artist, but in France, I’m ‘Monsieur Tanner, l’artiste américaine.‘”

Friday Date Night: those difficult questions:

What music do you like?

And it’s the big question isn’t it? Bigger than the sexual history crap. Bigger than are you vegan? It’s the real deal.

And I like this woman and I want to see her again. So I answered truthfully. I like most anything. Country? She asked. Well sure but just not any of that belt buckle trailer park minstrel show they sell as country music today. It’s the Applebee’s of music.

Evidently it was the wrong answer. Who knew Shania Twain was still alive, anyway?

anonymous asked:

Also black people have to understand that Korea and Japan has almost no diversity on race, so don't get offended why in anime there's no (or rarely seen) black people or blackface sketches on korean comedy tv shows (I understand this is offensive af but understand too that they don't see that exactly because of the lack of black people there)

Anyways asians are antiblack and I’m tired of you weirdos excusing it and saying “it’s cuz there’s no Black ppl” as if tv doesn’t exist and these caricatures aren’t sometimes based on real people (like koreas minstrel show version of Michael Jackson)

Fuck them.