Is Japanese "Black Face" a Tribute to Black Culture?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's no secret that Japanese people LOVE imitating the black culture. From reggae to hip hop, you can find the Japanese trying to assimilate the culture and fashion. But what happens when they cross the fine line of imitating to mocking? Where exactly is that line anyway?

Black lifestyle in Japan

I saw this video posted in one of the asian and black groups and thought it was interesting. When did being black become a lifestyle?

Metropolis TV - ‘Black lifestyle’ in Japan .

Her mom seems to think her daughter will get bored with living the black lifestyle. Like being black is just a fad to test out for a few months. I think it's a shame that hip hop culture seems to be all some Japanese people know about black culture. Black culture can mean and be so many things. But that's another rant for another time. Regarding this video again I ask, where is the fine line between imitating and mocking?


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