Position: From Coon to Cool

  • Brenda Dixon Gottschild


Having stated that the question of the color line was the question for the twentieth century, what would W. E. B. Du Bois say about the twenty-first? How far have we traveled from coon to cool? Has any substantive change occurred in the perception/reception of the black dancing body since minstrelsy? If so, where and how?


Black Body Emphasis Mine Black Person White Privilege Black Culture 
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