Apparently, blackface is fine if you wear a hijab. Except this might actually be whiteface.
As David Lange at Isreallycool notes, “Linda Sarsour is now officially Black!”
The wife of former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has a “Blacks in Wax” show she puts on every year. Confusingly, unlike the many black wax museums which feature wax figurines of famous black people, “Blacks in Wax” instead has kids dress up and portray them in historical recreation style.
This year the star attractions are Venus and Serena Williams parents and… apparently Linda Sarsour.
After a two-year hiatus, the “Blacks in Wax” program is back with in-person performances at THEARC Theater in Southeast D.C.
Founded by former D.C. First Lady Cora Masters Barry 15 years ago, Barry and her staff of professionals, teach acting and dramatics to children and youth who attend the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, (SETLC), the majority of whom have never acted or performed before.
Get ready for powerful depictions of beloved former D.C. “Mayor for Life,” Marion Barry, Jr.; “The Greatest of All Time,” Muhammad Ali; Ali’s daughter, Boxing champion, Laila Ali; Women’s and Human Rights activist, Linda Sarsour; and other African-American icons in this year’s performances.
“Blacks in Wax” will also feature a museum of African American leaders, performers, educators, scientists and others who have become heroes in this country.
Barry doesn’t directly mention Sarsour, but does mention voting rights protesters and protesters in 2021, except that Sarsour was less active at that point, but it could conceivably mean that Tamika Mallory, Sarsour and the whole Women’s March gang could be joining Blacks in Wax. If so, I can’t wait for the Blacks in Wax version of Bob Bland. I guess White Chicks may have been a documentary after all.