So Jim Crow shit, black faces
Reference to the Jim Crow Laws from the 1870’s to the 1960’s which mandated racial segregation in all public places while supposedly advocating “seperate but equal” matching the phrase “black faces” after it.
Jim Crow Laws were named after a famous “black-face” character in the late 18th century named Jim Crow. At the time it was considered offensive to have African Americans on stage, so white men painted their faces black, or black-face.
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