Boas: Controversy Over Arises Over Soot And Blackface
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
A photo on the wall of a Phoenix restaurant generated controversy recently because it depicts a group of miners with soot on their faces that some have interpreted as a disrespectful form of blackface. Criticism has also been lodged recently by a New York Times contributor about a scene in Mary Poppins where the title character gets soot on her face during a dance with a chimney sweep.
Arizona Republic Editorial Director Phil Boas joined The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about it.