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 African American History, African American Philosophy and African American Theology. She  also writes on black film. You can follow her on Twitter at @KelishaGraves