Questionable Global Stories performance banned from Swedish festival

Regardless of their intentions, collective Global Stories’ performance Through Different Eyes, was cancelled because of public outcry. The work allowed the audience to swap races through makeup and costume–a proposition that, while promoting a necessary dialogue about race, resulted in the generation of numerous blackface-like images circulating the social media circuit. Considering that blackface is inappropriate in nearly every context, we can’t say that the outcry was undue. Read about it here.

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