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Slipping into reverse (via Everywhere Here) Chronology of blackface events at HEC Montreal

2011/09/28

… I’d been in Jamaica for a couple weeks when I woke up one morning and read an article on the Jamaica Observer’s website about a group of students from HEC Montréal (a very prestigious business school) who had decided that it would be a good idea, in homage to Usain Bolt, to wear Jamaican colours, sport blackface, shake monkeys around, and yell “Yeah mon, smoke some weed”. Gawker and Videogum have been quite articulate and pointed about just how wrong this is, and I don’t think I should have to explain that the students’ actions were racist. The video is quite appalling.`read more

It is a good example of what Spivak calls “sanctioned ignorance”

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