Colorism post-colonialism: Isha Aran on Bollywood’s use of blackface

“Unfortunately, what I saw was not some kind of one-off racist imagery. After additional research into Indian cinema, I found myself down a rabbit hole of disturbing racial tropes. Classic American “minstrel-style” blackface isn’t that common in Indian films, but it’s not unusual for movies to feature horrifying stereotypes of other cultures and races—particularly black people.”

via Bollywood’s shameful history of blackface — Fusion

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