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Teacher wears blackface
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CNN
November 04, 2019 - 2:31 pm
A high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave in California after he wore blackface to school on Halloween. Read more here.
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Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau makes a statement in regards to a photo coming to light of himself from 2001, wearing "brownface," during a scrum on his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.
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AP News
September 19, 2019 - 9:05 am
Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday following publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him.
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 9:30 am
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos from their university days.
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Sarah Silverman
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August 12, 2019 - 12:13 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Comedian Sarah Silverman has said she was once fired from a movie after producers found a sketch from 2007 in which she wore blackface make-up. In an episode of her former Comedy Central show "The Sarah Silverman Program" that she has said she no longer stands by,...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attends a vigil held to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting.
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June 03, 2019 - 11:28 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, a model wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy.
Antonio Calanni/ AP Photo, File
February 12, 2019 - 8:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci's creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, a design force at the Italian fashion house, lamented in a letter to employees both his own pain and "that of the people who...
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Katy Perry is being called out for creating fashion that evokes blackface
CNN
February 12, 2019 - 7:52 am
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) -- First it was Prada. Then Gucci. Now, Katy Perry is being called out for creating fashion that evokes blackface. The singer's namesake brand faces criticism over two styles of shoes that some say feature racist imagery. CNN has reached out to Perry for comment...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam talks during an interview at the Governor's Mansion, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Richmond, Va.
Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via AP
February 11, 2019 - 8:29 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local): 10:25 a.m. A group of black clergy and community leaders is asking for a moratorium on the widespread calls for Virginia's governor and attorney general to resign over their admissions they wore...
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blackface
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February 07, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Harmeet Kaur, CNN (CNN) -- It's been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and still is today. The latest controversy to erupt over blackface is a...
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A screenshot taken on Thursday Feb.7, 2019 from an online fashion outlet showing a Gucci turtleneck black wool balaclava sweater for sale, that they recently pulled from its online and physical stores.
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February 07, 2019 - 8:24 am
ROME (AP) — Gucci has apologized for a wool sweater after complaints that it resembled blackface makeup and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. It was the latest case of an Italian fashion house having to apologize for cultural or racial insensitivity. In a statement...
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