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C. Thomas Howell + Blackface = The Future!

"In 1986, pundits laughed at—not with—the race comedy 'Soul Man,' about a white college student who performs a Black Like Me charade to get into Harvard Law School. The film’s emphasis on spotlighting, then upending, racial stereotypes was widely misread as improbable, unnecessary, and 'racist.' Yet two years later, in 1988, Barack Obama entered Harvard Law School, and the rest is history."

Seriously, folks, you have to read this.

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