People Are Outraged That a School Official Wore Blackface — And They Can’t Make Him Resign

A white Arkansas school board member wore blackface for Halloween and carried a sign saying “Blak lives matter.” Images began circulating on social media last week, and many in the community want him off the board. Blackface minstrelsy presented Blacks as being stupid, comical and frivolous, and “desensitized Americans to the horrors of chattel slavery.” Blair Kelley, History and Interdisciplinary Studies, featured.