[ broun-feys ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌfeɪs /
makeup used to darken one’s face and other exposed skin to imitate the skin tone of an ethnic or racial group, as Hispanic, South Asian, or Middle Eastern: People were offended when he arrived at the Cinco de Mayo party wearing brownface.
imitation of a minority group member’s appearance, speech, traditional dress, etc., by a person who is not a member of that group: White voice-over actors have recently come under fire for performing brownface with stereotypical Indian or Mexican accents.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
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