Having More Than An Identity Crisis

| Hamilton, ON, Canada | Learning | July 19, 2016

(We are discussing a recent Canadian citizenship case in my philosophy tutorial, where I am the TA. In this case, a woman wants to be sworn in as a citizen while wearing her niqab. It was then Canadian law that you must show your face for identity purposes, so we start discussing other ways (not related to religion) that could disguise someone’s identity.)

Student #1: “What about when you put make-up on your face to make you look, you know, not Caucasian?”

Me: “You mean blackface? Yeah, just don’t do that.”

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