Sign the petition against “yellow-face” theater in Austin

You can sign the petition here (the text of the petition is below):

 

Greetings,

We are writing to protest the City of Austin’s funding of Gilbert and Sullivan‘s “The Mikado” which features performers in “yellow face.” Despite the operetta’s long history and comedic traits, it offers a mocking and offensive portrayal of Japanese society and culture. It is comparable to a municipally supported performance featuring “black face” which also uses the guise of humor to mask insulting and degrading representations. For a brief discussion of how the Mikado misrepresents Japanese society, please view the following [https://newredindian.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/austins-no-place-for-yellow-face/]. Please sign this petition asking that city arts authorities display greater sensitivity and awareness of Asian Pacific American issues in choosing how to allocate public funding.

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