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Is Nick Cannon in “whiteface” racist?

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Mr. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, caused quite a stir this week when he posted photos of himself in whiteface.  It was a stunt to promote his new album, entitled White People Party Music, out April 1.

Along with the photos, he also posted hashtags on Twitter that supposedly satirized “white people things”.

#WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC #Wppm in stores April 1st!!!!!!Dude Go Get It!!!Join The Party!!!! #GoodCredit #DogKissing #BeerPong #FarmersMarkets #FistPumping #CreamCheeseEating #RacialDraft ‘Bro I got drafted!!’”

Reaction has ranged from people amused by the photos and posts to others outraged and calling it “reverse racism”.  So what do you think?  Is it ok for Nick to dress in whiteface?

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