Blackface

Getty
July 05, 2019 - 11:12 am
Italian airline Alitalia has apologized for a controversial promotional video featuring an actor in blackface portraying President Barack Obama after social media users lashed out at the airline over what they called a racist move. The ad, which ran in Italian, was part of a series of videos...
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AP
May 22, 2019 - 10:22 am
The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A months-long investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984 of a man in...
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CBS
April 30, 2019 - 3:12 pm
Videos appear to show white students in blackface at a Chicago-area neighborhood over the weekend, CBS Chicago reported. The video sparked students to stage a walkout Monday at the Homewood-Flossmoor High School, some 27 miles south of Chicago. School officials said they were taking the incident...
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AP
February 10, 2019 - 11:21 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal that he once wore blackface, but the pediatric neurologist said Sunday that he's "not going anywhere" because the state "needs someone that can heal" it. Northam made the comments on CBS' "Face the...
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AP
February 07, 2019 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Behar and ABC were silent Thursday after an old photo resurfaced of "The View" co-host using makeup to darken her skin for a Halloween costume, the latest flashpoint in a series of blackface scandals making national headlines. The 76-year-old didn't mention the clip on Thursday'...
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AP
February 07, 2019 - 6:58 am
ROME (AP) — Gucci has apologized after complaints that a wool sweater with an oversized collar designed to cover the face resembled blackface makeup, and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. It was the latest case of a fashion house having to apologize for cultural or...
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AP
February 06, 2019 - 9:03 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The political crisis in Virginia escalated dramatically Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was in college. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career already hanging by a thread over a racist photo in...
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AP
February 05, 2019 - 7:03 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam clung to his office Tuesday amid intense political fallout over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook and uncertainty about the future of the state's government. Nearly all of the state's Democratic establishment has turned against the...
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AP
January 24, 2019 - 1:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim. Go here to see the photos . Secretary of State Michael Ertel, who had been on the job less than three weeks, resigned...
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Getty
January 20, 2019 - 8:59 am
(CBS News) - A sorority at the University of Oklahoma says it has expelled a student who was seen wearing black paint on her face and using a racial epithet in a video that went viral on Twitter. In a statement Saturday, London Moore, the president of the Theta Gamma chapter of Delta Delta Delta,...
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