Posted on February 25, 2009

Mimicking Minstrels

Marisa Kabas, GW Hatchet (George Washington University), February 23, 2009

With his face coated in black paint and his mouth encircled in red lipstick, Omari Daniels harkens back to an often-forgotten and racist practice in American history.

As of late, the black freshman has made his presence known on campus by dressing in blackface for the entirety of Black History Month to spread awareness about the minstrel shows of the 1800s.