blackface and brownface in pop ‘princesses’

Cult Plastic gives a run-down and some of us (namely me) discover that Ariana Grande is not actually Latinx, with an excellent discussion on how appropriating blackness is used to widen the appeal of white pop stars (h/t @rrpivet).

Blackface and pop princesses: a brief genealogy by Anh Vo at Cult Plastic.