A blackface project gone wrong. Is there any other kind?

Oooh, maybe his heart was in the right place. No, let’s rephrase that. Maybe his intentions were benign. That’s closer. But it’s just not him. I get what he’s trying to do.

Comedian Dave Ackerman asked questions about Black History Month to students at very white and very conservative Brigham Young University. Oh, and he did it in blackface. The thing is, though, the make up job itself made him look more like someone who had put on too much self-tanning lotion. So, like this writer on All Public says, I wonder if the students are reacting to him not as an African-American but as a guy with some really bad make up.

This will make you cringe on so many levels.

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