Cover Photo: We Wear the Mask that Grins and Lies: Whiteface and Imitation as Revenge  by Kelisha Graves

We Wear the Mask that Grins and Lies: Whiteface and Imitation as Revenge

Episode 205

By Kelisha Graves

6 April 2017

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We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— 
This debt we pay to human guile; 
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, 
And mouth with myriad subtleties. -Paul Laurence Dunbar


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Kelisha Graves is a scholar of Africana Studies, her work focuses on African American intellectual history, African American philosophy and the philosophy of education. She  also writes on black film. You can follow her on Twitter at @KelishaGraves