Anonymous asked: I was just thinking about Hallowe'en costumes and the blackface/brownface issues that always come up... Is there such a thing as 'whiteface', and if so would it be classed as racist for an African American or Indian or any other race to paint their face white to resemble a Caucasian character?
Whiteface would never, ever, ever have the same implications, history and power that blackface does. Never. Read about the long history of blackface, minstrel shows, and how it came around and you’ll probably have a better understanding of why “whiteface” cannot be a thing. As a white person you might be irritated by it (and honestly, only irritated because you want to be. A lot of white folks have this weird jealousy about how much racism PoC face… it’s kind of fucked up), but that’s about it.