rapper jay-z: In 2019, for example, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke denounced the Mummers because he incorrectly thought that the rapper Jay-Z had been portrayed by a white man in blackface, not an African American, according to Rabble. While Clarke was wrong, the mistake was plausible, given that black Philadelphians, who comprise over 40 percent of the city's population, have never participated in the parade in large numbers. Almost every year, however, the parade sparks controversy. And until the city imposed a ban on blackface makeup in the parade in 1963, many Mummers marched in blackface, a practice inherited from the 19th-century minstrel show. I am black.' Perspective Related stories Your guide to the 2020 Mummers Paradeby Grace Dickinson The Mummers can't be saved Opinionby Tayyib Smith, For the Inquirer Jay-Z Mummer There was no blackface. Related stories Your guide to the 2020 Mummers Parade The Mummers can't be saved Opinion Jay-Z Mummer There was no blackface. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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