Event to examine blackface in historical and anthropological perspective

A recent survey found that 1 in 3 Americans say blackface is “always” or “sometimes” acceptable as part of a Halloween costume. Why? What do you think?

Join Dr. E. Howard Ashford (ALS), Dr. Tracy Betsinger (Anthropology), and Dr. Sallie Han (Anthropology) for a conversation on blackface in historical and anthropological perspective.

The event will be held Tuesday, March 12 at 4 p.m. in the Red Dragon Theater. Hearty hors d’oeuvres will be served. All are welcome.

Organized by the Anthropology Department as part of its #UnderstandingRace event series to bring together students, faculty, and members of the community in thoughtful conversations about race and racism and the relevance of an anthropological perspective to these concerns of our everyday lives.