Nick Cannon’s tweets made me happy.
"Whiteface has no history. Blackface became popular in a time where the power dynamic was even more apparent than it is now. White people dressed as caricatures of Black people for exclusively white audiences to show how buffoonish, unseemly, and unintelligent Black people were. Further, white people left those shows believing the caricatures. They became part of popular culture from Sambo to Aunt Jemima to Tom & Jerry’s coontastic caretaker. Whiteface has never led and will never lead to the bulk of society believing and perpetuating harmful stereotypes about people who look like you, stereotypes that make you less than human, less deserving of rights, and less of an American citizen." quoted rafi-dangelo