Teen Vogue says it’s racist for white people to use gifs of black people

Teen Vogue is actually claiming that when white people use reaction gifs featuring black people, they’re partaking in “digital blackface”.Writer Lauren Michele Jackson claims:“If you’ve never heard of the term before, “digital blackface” is used to describe various types of minstrel performance that become available in cyberspace.” “Unlike other physical executions of blackface (such as by Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, Sarah Silverman on her own show, Rachel Dolezal, or the authors of AB to Jay-Z) that require physical alternations and usually a change in demeanor (like Iggy Azalea’s “blaccent”), digital blackface is in some ways a more seamless transformation. Digital blackface uses the relative anonymity of online identity to embody blackness.”

Source: Teen Vogue says it’s racist for white people to use gifs of black people – The Rebel

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