Why is Black Face Comedy so controversial? Also why was the African-American woman taken out of Tom and Jerry?

Two Black comedian can appear as two ditzy white women. " White Chicks" and no outcry from the White community. But yet if two white male comedians were to appear as two African-American men there would be an outcry. Why is this? Bert William was a black comedian who performed in black face.... show more Two Black comedian can appear as two ditzy white women. " White Chicks" and no outcry from the White community. But yet if two white male comedians were to appear as two African-American men there would be an outcry. Why is this?

Bert William was a black comedian who performed in black face.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Williams
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