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Yes, politicians wore blackface. It used to be all-American ‘fun.’

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Yes, politicians wore blackface. It used to be all-American ‘fun.’

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Will yet more photos emerge of rowdy blackface frat parties and politicians’ youthful participation in amateur minstrel shows? The answer is almost certainly yes. More politicians probably took part than we will ever know. Blackface is as American as the ruling class. Throughout the 20th century, …

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