I Was Invited to Wear “Blackface” for Mardi Gras

About a year ago, my boyfriend Chuck was commissioned to paint coconuts for Krewe of Zulu, the over-a-century-old New Orleans parade which is first to roll on Mardi Gras day. Hand decorated, Zulu coconuts are one of the most sought-after Mardi Gras “throws”; more coveted than beads by a long shot.

Zulu Coconuts: Photo Courtesy of Chuck

When Chuck met with his Zulu contact to hand over the coconuts, he was offered a…



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