is this also true when a POC dresses up as a "white" character? or when I dress up as a Klingon? i mean Klingons are brown and predominately played by African american actors. I am just trying to understand the root of this statement other than social justice run amok? to be clear im not arguing for or against at this point, just clarification of the statement given.
Blackface on the other hand has a long and shitty history from minstrel shows where whites would dress up as blacks in blackface and make a whole production of how shitty and stupid they thought blacks were.
Nowadays somebody uses blackface they probably aren't trying to make fun of blacks but the history is still there. Think of it like the swatstika or a Confederate flag. You may mean nothing by it but it takes a certain kind of person to wave a swatstika , fly a Confederate flag or wear blackface and you don't want to be that kind of person.
So I say dress up like a Klingon or Heimdall or whoever you want but keep the shoe polish off your face.