How to handle blackface in 2022
The Webster Central School District has reached out to students and parents after several white students showed up to a recent football game wearing blackface. Blackface has a long and deeply racist history in this country; it's used to dehumanize and mock Black people. The district has declined to join this conversation.
Our guests discuss how to handle blackface in 2022.
- Mercedes Phelan, national policy organizer at United Parent Leaders Action Network (UPLAN)
- Shaun Nelms, Ed.D., superintendent of East High EPO
- Karen Iglesia, co-founder of Primetime585
- Tiffany Porter, founder of Being Black in the Burbs