U of Colorado Debates Whether It's Racist For Fans To Paint Their Faces Black


There's an interesting question being posed out in the Rockies regarding the University of Colorado fans' "Black Outs" concept. That question is this: "If white people paint their faces black at games, is that racist?"

[T]he Boulder Faculty Assembly's diversity committee plans to address this issue at a meeting next month, with a draft resolution calling on "the campus community to 'vigorously address' the unacceptable behavior."

How about we call the meeting off and just settle on the answer, "Yes. Blackface is generally a poor way to express one's passions."

CU Black Outs: If white people paint their faces black at games, is that racist? [Westword]

CU-Boulder faculty: Is black face paint school spirit or racist? [Daily Camera]

Blackout!! [CUBuffs.com]

Is Blackface Ever OK? [The Daily Show]