Wednesday, 6 August 2014
The blackface trend is making the headlines once again.
If you recall, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup
, a large number of Germany football fans wore a blackface for a game against Ghana. An investigation was opened, but there was no final statement.
Recently, two white South African students posted a photo of themselves in blackface. It prompted a school disciplinary response as well as reignited a social media conversation on racism in South Africa.
The ladies are from the University of Pretoria, and in the photo, they are seen dressed as black domestic workers. Although it was quickly deleted from Facebook, it has since gone viral on Twitter.
An official for the tertiary institution said that the students would be disciplined for harming the school’s reputation.
Many South Africans have shared their reactions to the photo using the hashtags #blackface and #studentracism.
But a few individuals are not in support of the movement using the #studentracism hashtag