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Comedian, In Blackface, Asks BYU Students What They Know About Black People [Video]

 

To quote Dr. Dre, “Here’s what they think about you.” Comedian Dave Ackerman went to the campus of Brigham Young University and asked the co-eds questions about what they know and think about Black people. The usual ignorant answers abounded with plenty stereotypes being hurled. However, Ackerman felt it was necessary to pose his questions while in blackface.

At the end of the four minute long video, Ackerman notes via title displays,  “During the filming of this video only 3 people said anything about me not really being black… Which I find disturbing.”

Regardless of Ackerman’s supposedly noble intentions, blackface is racist. Point blank period. It hearkens back to a time in America were African-Americans were barely removed from slavery and minstrel shows that played up grotesque stereotypes proliferated, subtly and not so subtly further ingraining racism into America’s fabric. Nothing good comes from the tradition. Watch Spike Lee’s Bamboozled if you don’t want to bother reading up on the misntrel show’s evil history.

Ackerman adds “Fight ignorance with ignorance” at the clip’s conclusion. The struggle clearly continues. How’s this for post-racial America?

 

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  • http://twitter.com/dondada999 Don

    What to you expect from a bunch of Mormons!!!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/TheEditorialSuite Laurence Bass

      Don, I find that statement a form reverse racism. You’re lumping ALL Mormons in group when you don’t even know that everyone who appeared in this video as being Mormon. Plus, this is just a small representation of BYU–just like if you asked the dumbest person at Howard University a question on the same topic doesn’t make the whole of the student body akin to his/her logic. 

      • halfkneegrow

        Mormon is a race?

  • Anonymous

    White people need to go back to their caves

  • http://www.facebook.com/brittany.celeste1 Brittany Celeste

    McGrady is racist… that being said, SMDH to the few black people in the video. The fact that they were able to hold a conversation with him in blackface without punching the ish out of him is both amazing and sad.

  • J A SASSY aka salon22

     Next  time lets do a video of a black guy with a white face on and go to black  people and ask them to tell how they feel  about  whites, like how goofy they are and how they cant dance and have no swag and are just corn balls.  The guy with the blackface was just pathetic.. he looked like a white guy in dark make-up.. why not just got to both races and ask about the other race just as you are.. not that phoney make-up disquise!

  • Mike

    I’m white, but if I saw this douchebag in blackface trying to interview me, I would of punched him is his goofy, desperate for fame, grinning mug. I’m saddened, but not shocked at all by the others in the video, I encounter this type of ignorance all the time. What is disgusting is that this so called comedian would think that Americans of all races are stupid enough to to believe that this was motivated by anything other than attracting viewers to his other painfully unfunny videos.

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  • Doesntmatter

    This video is disturbing….and should be a huge wake up call….My Gosh!

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