Baltimore Police Fundraiser Under Fire for Planned Blackface Act

A Baltimore police fundraiser organized for the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray was called off after reports surfaced that a blackface performer would be appearing.

Earlier today, Ebony reported on the planned performance by former Baltimore police officer Bobby Berger, who does a routine as Al Jolson, one of the most infamous blackface performers.

Berger told Ebony he sympathizes with the charged officers and he insists that there’s nothing racial, let alone racist,...

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