I’ve talked before about racist tattoos and have often compared them to blackface.
BUT I NEVER EXPECTED TO SEE AN ACTUAL BLACK FACE TATTOO.
This disappointing image is by well-known Marcin Aleksander Surowiec. You can read more about blackface online, like here or here.
Dehumanizing images like this, whether they intend to or not, help serve a much larger agenda: to perpetuate the myth that non-whites are non-human, an object that can be caricatured, or (in the case of war bonnets and, I would argue, black face) some/thing/ from a long time ago with no modern relevance. They subvert a long, rich, and diverse cultural history and help justify wage gaps, privatization of schools, mass incarceration, and healthcare inequalities people of color face the world over.
I wanted to make sure everyone saw this tattoo because of how much “post-racial” discussion there seems to be going around the internet. Racism is alive and well in every part of our culture…..

I’ve talked before about racist tattoos and have often compared them to blackface.

BUT I NEVER EXPECTED TO SEE AN ACTUAL BLACK FACE TATTOO.

This disappointing image is by well-known Marcin Aleksander Surowiec. You can read more about blackface online, like here or here.

Dehumanizing images like this, whether they intend to or not, help serve a much larger agenda: to perpetuate the myth that non-whites are non-human, an object that can be caricatured, or (in the case of war bonnets and, I would argue, black face) some/thing/ from a long time ago with no modern relevance. They subvert a long, rich, and diverse cultural history and help justify wage gaps, privatization of schools, mass incarceration, and healthcare inequalities people of color face the world over.

I wanted to make sure everyone saw this tattoo because of how much “post-racial” discussion there seems to be going around the internet. Racism is alive and well in every part of our culture…..

  1. idontgetnosleep reblogged this from sorryyouruinedyourself
  2. yourtattooisactuallygreat reblogged this from sorryyouruinedyourself and added:
    Yo this makes me fucking sick. This is the kind of tattooing that will never be okay.
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  4. boneguts reblogged this from sorryyouruinedyourself and added:
    wow really? the worst part is this tattoo is actually very well done but what the FUCK was this artist THINKING. wow.
  5. korellasan reblogged this from whyisyourtattooupsidedown and added:
    reminder black face is racist against and only against black people, not against all non-whites people can be racist...
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    I remember seeing this a long time ago. While executed well, it’s so racist it’s hard to believe someone said “You know...
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    The only sources i can find to this tattoo are leading to this post. You sure this picture ain’t photoshopped?
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    I shouldn’t be but i’m fucking shocked
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