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Wipe Off The Blackface Germany!

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Is something rotten in Deutschland?  Apparently so.  I'll have guests Gyavira Lasana, and old friend of the show, Lisa Dixon from the frontlines to discuss the delicate issue of blackface and the petition now being circulated.

Gyavira Lasana is a poet and playwright living in New York and Berlin. He has written extensively about the life of blacks in Germany for the past ten years.

Lisa Dixon has been a guest on the show several times.  She was one of the "Brown Babies" of Germany, the daughter of a German mother, and African American solidier.  Her story was one of many featured in the award winning documentary, "Brown Babies: The Mischlingkinder".  She is an activist and very vocal in the campaign to end the practice of "blackface" in Germany.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/10/german-play-im-not-a-rapp_n_1197160.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038301/German-comedian-Martin-Sonneborns-blackface-Obama-billboard-causes-outrage.html

 

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