Rebecca Wanzo, associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies in Arts & Sciences
Every year, when I teach undergraduates about minstrelsy and blackface, I look around for a recent example — and I have never failed to find one. Fashion companies place grotesque images on clothes or bags. A white Australian performer like Iggy Azalea skips the black makeup but makes money by taking on an African American persona in her music. Anime clearly has a blackface problem.