Friday, February 27, 2015
When a Minstrel Show in Amherst "was considered a success"
To be precise, "considered a success both in its performance and numbers, as shown by about 350 in attendance."
The date: 1951. A few years before Brown v. Board of Education but well after supposedly decent and educated people should have known better.
Not even 65 years ago, but the distance between that time and this seems much greater.
ICYMI: Read the full story.
And afterwards, be sure to fill out the Amherst Together survey so that we can "advanc[e] community, collaboration, equity and inclusion."
Update (19 March)
Of course, it could be worse:
Belgium minister sparks scorn by 'blacking up' (CNN, 19 March 2015)