“Beyoncé™ is not Black, she is OJ.”

Why does Beyoncé™ overtly promote blackface while capitalizing off images of “Black Power” and “Black Royalty”?

Example of modern blackfacing around the globe: Random images of white Arab women blackfacing — this blackface was done “in solidarity” with Black Lives Matter protests over the summer.
Response from one of the woman blackfacing. Rhetoric like this was visible on the Ivy Park Instagram page for 4 days from both women and their supporters.

Lisa Betty is a PhD Candidate in History and Course Instructor at Fordham University.

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