Saving Blackface

The real Lionel Richie. My former co-worker’s father donned the same look, but in blackface.

“My Dad dressed up like Lionel Richie once,” a former co-worker told me as we sat in front of our computers at an open work desk. “Check your Facebook.”

I browsed to my Facebook page and saw that he’d tagged me in a photo: A closeup of his father dressed as Lionel Richie, and by dressed I mean…

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