Merry Christmas! Today, we decided to use the first half of the show to discuss the history of Blackface and why it is offensive to Black people. There is a lot tied up in the legacy of Black characters in show business that we spend a good amount of time addressing and unpacking. We also dedicate our Ebony Excellence segment to the life of Bell Hooks.
In the second half of our Christmas show, we discuss Culture Vultures. We recognize that there is a lot of shared culture in this country, and we simply try to give some guidelines so that lines aren’t so easily crossed and that we are more often honoring parts of each other’s cultures rather than simply taking from them. Our Way Black History Fact discusses the ethnic origins of Saint Nicholas.
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