Principal: "Nothing Racial" About Powderpuff Team Wearing Blackface

A group of students at Sullivan High School (Mo.) wore blackface for their Nov. 5 powderpuff football game. That's bad enough. The quote from school principal Jennifer Schmidt, who described her reaction after seeing the blackface, makes it worse. From the Riverfront Times: » 11/19/14 3:54pm 11/19/14 3:54pm

Italian Baseball Team's Major League Parody Gets Real Racist Real Fast

This starts out as a pretty great shot-for-shot remake of the American Express commercial from Major League. It's funny for a while—the costumes are right, and those Italian dudes are doing a good job at delivering their lines—but then you remember that the original scene ends with Willie Mays Hayes sliding into home… » 3/18/14 10:23am 3/18/14 10:23am

Galatasaray To Protest Racism Against Drogba By Wearing Blackface

Galatasaray's Didier Drogba faced your typical Euro-flavor of racism during this past weekend's derby match against Fenerbahce: monkey noises, bananas on the pitch, et cetera. In response, Drogba's teammates are pledging to wear blackface in their next match as a token of solidarity toward him and fellow players of… » 5/15/13 1:45pm 5/15/13 1:45pm

Putting Blackface On Your Baby To Make Him Look Like Mario Balotelli Is…

Whether or not the act of applying blackface is inherently offensive, there's a very important question the parents of Unknown Racist Internet Baby should have asked themselves first: Do you need the blackface for people to understand who he's supposed to look like? With the sponge mohawk and "Why Always Me?" onesie,… » 3/04/13 10:35am 3/04/13 10:35am

Until A Few Minutes Ago, Duke's Official Site Featured A Women's…

The picture you see above is a screenshot from an article on GoDuke.com, the official site for Duke University athletics. In the photo are members of the women's lacrosse team, dressed up like the Little Rascals for Halloween. And wouldn't you know it, the one who dressed up as Buckwheat decided to put on blackface.… » 11/12/12 9:35am 11/12/12 9:35am

Ukraine's 2-1 Comeback Win Left This Swede Feeling Black In The Face

So, yeah, the racism promised to emerge at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine actually did, though in classic 1960's spy drama fashion everyone's blaming the Russians. Sweden had no one to blame but themselves, meanwhile, after a stunning performance by Andriy Shevchenko led Ukraine past the Swedes for a 2-1 win. At… » 6/12/12 9:00am 6/12/12 9:00am

Andre Agassi Is: Mr. T

This one comes courtesy of Dylan Stableford, Deadspin's tennis correspondent, who found it on Australian tennis coach Darren Cahill's Twitter feed. Andre Agassi seems to have borrowed Raffi Torres's burnt cork for this one. All the loving attention to detail—the darkened arms, the feather dangling from his ear,… » 11/01/11 3:10pm 11/01/11 3:10pm

Texas Pumpkins Accused Of Racism Over Ron Washington Blackface Costumes

Two Dallas-area pumpkins have caused a stir over their costume choices for local Halloween contests. The pumpkins, one from Irving-based 21st Century Dental (left) and the other a part of the Dawson & Sodd law firm in Corsicana (right), showed up to a statewide "pumpkin contest" dressed in the offending attire. One… » 10/28/11 4:15pm 10/28/11 4:15pm

Yup, That's Some Blackface At A Hockey Game

Got a highly touted prospect in the minors, and you want to show the world you're a fan? You could wear his jersey. Or, if you're in Quebec, you could break out the shoe polish and afro wigs. » 3/12/10 3:50pm 3/12/10 3:50pm

Fear Of A Blackface Planet: Cowboys Cheerleader, Meet Deron Williams

Yes, poor Whitney Isleib is getting some mixed reviews after she decided to shoe polish her face in order to authenticate her Lil' Wayne costume, but there is decidedly less uproar over Deron Williams' terrifying Cal Ripken costume. » 11/03/09 4:45pm 11/03/09 4:45pm

Didn't They See Our Post Yesterday? Blackface Is Not Cool

Got an image you'd like to see in here first thing in the morning? Send it to tips@deadspin.com. Subject: Morning crap. » 11/01/09 10:00am 11/01/09 10:00am

The Situation Where A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Appeared In Blackface…

When are people going to learn that you cannot upload photos to your Facebook page if you don't want them to get out? What we have here (allegedly) is a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader dressed as Lil' Wayne. In blackface. » 10/31/09 5:30pm 10/31/09 5:30pm

Humor Is Different In Australia, Apparently.


These two fellers are Central Coast Mariners, which is apparently an Australian Rules Football team. Shockingly, for Australians, they have somewhat, uh, a little trouble in the racial department. That guy on the right is in blackface. Really bad blackface, but blackface nevertheless. You think that's bad? You … » 2/26/08 3:00pm 2/26/08 3:00pm