the black & white minstrel show

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the black & white minstrel show

the black & white minstrel show

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Efforts by CARD and Flamingo to highlight the practice’s negative impact on race relations and implement change fell on deaf ears.

It marked a turning point away from public discussions of blacking up, racism, and representation in Britain. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The minutes of a BBC Board of Management meeting record the Corporation’s head of publicity turning to the letters page of the Daily Mail to gauge the public’s “general view”, and, having adopted this methodology, rather predictably coming to the conclusion that “the programme was not racially offensive”.The Black and White Minstrel Show was a British light entertainment show that ran for twenty years on BBC prime-time television. This recording sounds as if someone had merely put an old well worn record on to disc, crackles included. I still like the soft side of a more simpler times with a pop standard style often referred to as "Dance Hall Light Entertainment". Popular empire films from Hollywood and Britain like The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) and The Drum (1938) regularly featured British army officers donning blackface to fool the locals and gather intelligence.

In 2023 the BBC broadcast a documentary presented by the actor David Harewood and the historian David Olusoga about the pernicious influence of blackface minstrelsy in pervading racial stereotypes and anti-black racism in Great Britain. We had this music at home as an LP-disc, the CD brings back many happy memories, great songs in great and enthusiastic performances.Blacking up continued to be a common form of entertainment for television audiences and local communities throughout the 20th century.

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