It’s simple: Blackface is very, very bad.

Yet it’s (once again) become the source of outrage Thursday, following the case of an Australian mother dressing her kid up as a famous football player, complete with blackface makeup. Luckily, Yorta Yorta rapper/actor Adam Briggs has broken down just how invalid all defences of the practice are.

The child was dressed to look like Australian rules player Nic Naitanui, who is of Fijian descent, for a school event called Book Week. You’re meant to dress as your favourite book character, but that’s a different story. Read more…

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Indigenous rapper expertly shuts down people defending blackface