Late at Night.
Part of my comics final; the past several years, in a nutshell.
One of my followers asked me to post this on their behalf. A white girl in Australia’s “African” themed 21st birthday party, which she titled “This is Africa…. my 21st :)”
Attendees were all asked to wear “African themed” clothing to depict the continent and this is what resulted… blackface, elephant and gorilla costumes, warpaint, native American headdresses (?!) and more…. I’m at a loss for words.
And yes, this is from 2013.
The girl posted the pictures proudly and flatly refused to take them down when confronted by another individual about how they were racist apparently. Pictures were reported to facebook weeks ago and they still have not been taken down.
In case you ever wanted to know how white folks saw us black Africans… here you go.
I won’t comment on the PAX controversy (yet..) but here are some shots of a few of the outfits wore there. I’m lucky to have a partner that not only puts up with my crap, but also dresses up with me (as long as I put together his outfits haha). And I gotta say, he makes a great Gumshoe.