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The director of marketing for Ricky's told the Times they'll be steering light-skinned shoppers away from blackface this Halloween. Instead, the store will help customers use more "creative cues" when dressing as a character with darker skin. Political comedian W. Kamau Bell adds: "Maybe it should be like buying too much Sudafed. If someone is buying makeup eight shades too dark for them, maybe some flags should go up. [NYT]

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