UC-San Diego Professor Nadine George-Grave says ‘Performance is not benign.’

Dr. Nadine George-Grave, author of such books as “The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters” and “The Negotiation of Race, Gender, and Class in African American Theater,” has developed a reputation as a bit of a provocateur. No better example of this exist than a speech she delivered in 2010 wherein she discussed the impact of the minstrel show on American culture. Dr. George-Graves is a Professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of California-San Diego.

The speech, Performance is Not Benign,  given by Dr. George-Graves at a University Sponsored Teach-in, is excerpted and edited for clarity.

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