Ayanna Thompson

author of “Blackface,” director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University

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When Shakespeare scholar Ayanna Thompson’s son was in third grade, his class worked on a year-long project about an influential historical figure, and they dressed up as those figures…

Why white actors have historically worn Blackface — not the other way around

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