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The Difficulty in Defining Donald Glover’s ‘This is America’
It’s powerful, problematic, and its motives are unclear. Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) posing as if firing a gun in the music video for “This is America”.
I woke up on Sunday morning to see #ThisIsAmerica trending, and clicked through to find Childish Gambino’s new music video on YouTube. The first viewing reinforced my thoughts on Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino): He’s carving out a unique place for himself in American popular culture — a place that’s difficult to define because it’s somewhere between commercial success and subversion, this is America is an indictment of a…
“Blackface” is a style of theatrical makeup that originated in the United States, and is used to make a white actor look like a Black person ...