Minstrel Shows

I never knew or learned about minstrel shows and after learning about I almost wished that I never did. Minstrel shows are so strange and gross. It is so incredibly racist and disgusting but at the same time it all most seems as if they are envying African American culture. I just don’t understand why they were so popular. I was so uncomfortable watching them in class because I can’t believe that it was widely accepted and popular but then again I’m not racist so I cant relate to racism. I was also surprised that cartoon shared similarities with minstrel shows with there white gloves and overly foolish facial features. America is really strange with its past and where influences come from, and this makes me want to look into the history of other American traditions.

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