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PSA On the Blackface Thing

Hand Reaching For Shoe Polish

Feb. 12, 2019

It’s 2019 and blackface is back in a big way. Just a little PSA to white people that shoe polish belongs on your shoe—not your face. If you’re African-American and you’re reading this, you already know what’s up. You get how racist it is. But if you’re of any other race, head over to The Washington Post and Vox for a refresh. Or, an education. Read these not because it’s a topic of the moment, but because it’s an ugly part of American history.

[Ed note: I can’t believe I made this cartoon in 2019 and it’s relevant. Feels like this one should have been made in 1919.]


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