People Reportedly Wore Blackface to 'Kanye West' Themed UCLA Fraternity and Sorority Mixer

Black student groups at UCLA are understandably unhappy after reports leaked out of a predominantly white fraternity and sorority that held a “Kanye Western” themed mixer. According to the student paper, guests wore “baggy clothes, plumped lips and padded bottoms, or as “Kardashians.” »10/08/15 9:15am10/08/15 9:15am

Rachel Dolezal Steps Down From Her Position as Spokane NAACP President

On Monday, Rachel Dolezal stepped down as president from the Spokane, Washington NAACP while name dropping the Black Liberation movement, Chattel Slavery and self-determination. What she didn’t mention is the “full story” she proclaimed none of us have about why she’s pretended to be African American for the last ten… »6/15/15 12:20pm6/15/15 12:20pm

Italian MP Wore Blackface in Parliament to Make Terrible, Racist Point

At a recent meeting of Italian Parliament, representative of Lega Nord (the Northern League) Gianluca Buonanno argued against basic benefits for immigrants (swell) by putting on blackface during the proceedings (sweller). "To get money, perhaps we all need to make ourselves darker," he announced to the Chamber of… »1/17/14 12:50pm1/17/14 12:50pm

Cool Prank Audition Convinces Women to Wear Blackface, Salute Hitler

About 30 aspiring actresses who responded to a casting call got the shit fooled out of them when it turned out that they were auditioning for a part that didn't actually exist. But wait! It gets fool-ier: during the fake audition, the women were asked to do unladylike things like wear blackface, impersonate Adolph… »6/19/13 6:05pm6/19/13 6:05pm

The Truth About Using a White Girl in the 'African Queen' Fashion Shoot

Numéro magazine has issued an apology of sorts for the African Queen editorial in the March 2013 issue, in which Ondria Hardin, a 16-year-old, blond-haired, blue-eyed model, was shot with her skin darkened. But the magazine's message — and a message from the photographer himself — only further complicate the issue. »3/01/13 4:10pm3/01/13 4:10pm

Cosmetics Brand Pulls, Then Reinstates, Weird Blackface Ad

After Illamasqua posted this clearly blackface-inspired holiday makeup ad to the company's Australian Facebook page it promptly attracted dozens upon dozens of critical comments. After we blogged about the image, the U.K.-based company first took the Facebook post down. Then it put it back up. Because why not! It's… »11/27/12 5:00pm11/27/12 5:00pm

'Barack Light Brown Sofa' Now Available on

I don't. I can't. What? It's a light brown sofa for sale on named after the President of the United States of America. Great, so now fucking furniture is doing blackface? I love that we can't avoid this garbage even when we're shopping for hideous cheap furnishings. I JUST WANT TO PURCHASE A GODDAMNED… »11/27/12 11:40am11/27/12 11:40am