Whiteface

 

Godfrey Cambridge and Estelle Parsons in Watermelon Man (1970)

Watermelon Man (1970) IMDB

Whiteface is another form of racial cross-dressing and it is the counter to blackface. Whiteface is often times used as a satire to blackface. This form of racial cross-dressing is used to portray whiteness and shed light onto racism. Whiteface is not as common as blackface.

There is not as much information on whiteface as there is on blackface.

Whiteface was used in the film Watermelon ManClick here to learn about the impact whiteface had on the film.

 

 

 

 

 

Racial-Crossdressing                                                                                                                                    Blackface

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