The Art School banned blackface costumes at its halloween event

No room for racism


Following “issues raised by patrons and staff”, the Art School explicitly warned any wannabe clubbers the use of blackface and brownface for Halloween costumes is “unacceptable”.

Around since around 1820, blackface was traditionally used to mock and provoke racial stereotypes of black people.

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The Art School said “Blackface demonstrates a lack of respect for black people, with it’s long history of discrimination, degradation and bigotry” and that party goers shouldn’t encounter “such glaring racism.”

Anyone who has any problems is urged to “contact venue staff, security or organisers”.