Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

blackface

French carnival under fire over ‘blackface’ night

LILLE, France: A carnival in the northern French port of Dunkirk opened Sunday clouded by a controversy over the use of blackface after criticism from anti-racism campaigners. The weeks-long event, usually attended by tens of thousands of people, sees locals dress up and parade through the streets in costumes, with some choosing to wear black make-up and clothing to resemble African tribal figures. It is under particular scrutiny this year over the "Night of the Blacks", a fundraising tradition dating back 50 years,…