Tag: Minstrelsy

  • Minstrelsy: How Oppressed Whites Created Blackface As An American Stereotype

    Minstrelsy: How Oppressed Whites Created Blackface As An American Stereotype

    The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American form of racist entertainment developed in the early part of the 19th century. Each show consisted of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music performances that depicted people specifically of African descent in a negative light. The poor and working-class whites whose feelings revolved around being politically […]