One common theme in the community reaction to the recent blackface incident — four Homewood-Flossmoor High School students who posted a video online of themselves in blackface — was that this is a teachable moment.It sure is. One thing I’m learning is why blackface is so offensive. Almost everyone seems to understand that blackface has a racist history, but saying something is racist is not sufficient. That’s too abstract. It’s easy, especially for white people I’m afraid, to understand something is racist but still not fully comprehend the effect it can have on the . . .
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