I think every blackface accusation needs to be looked at in context. Playing Othello in a Shakespeare play is fine. Putting on a minstrel show where you are making fun of Black stereotypes, not so much. Unless all the characters playing those parts ARE actually Black.
I think a whole fraternity chapter donning blackface to freak out new pledges is kind of hilarious. In that case, the victims of the joke would be the new pledges and not Black people in general.
I think that honest accusations of Republicans "calling Obama a NIGGER quietly among themselves in private deserve to have that toxic and forbidden word in PUBLIC, not to hurt black people but to spotlight what is being done TO black people.
Dick Gregory wrote the bestseller autobio story "Nigger" but he aimed it mostly at a white audience. His own community did not need to read it as much because most of them had LIVED IT much as he did.
Therefore I think that brutal honesty is essential.
Now, once one has used that word in such a way, for decency's sake any future use in the same account might be "N-word" or n***er because a one time use in the story sets the record straight most of the time and its potency is the "less is more" kind.
Obama was a moderate. The GOP did everything but openly call him a Field N***er, but they sure as sh*t said he was one in private amongst themselves often enough.
McConnell played the part of Massa of de Plantation when he strode up and told F-N Obama "You will not nominate a Supreme Court Justice" (on his watch as Massa) and then he and cohorts doubled down and promised to block ALL SCOTUS nominees if Hillary won, too.
And watch this space because I guarantee you Mitch plans to block any and all SCOTUS noms if a Dem wins POTUS in 2020, and 2030...eternally if he can help it.
But it started with him making Obama into a F-N and now he's decided all Democrats are such. We are ALL now his F-N and House n***ers."Yowzuh!! Yassuh! Yassuh Massa Mitch, you do boss! Ah'z steppin and fetchin for yo sho nuff!!"
Trump and Mitch prefer their black community and black lawmakers to come from this selection, long as they can wear a suit.
And when it comes to de white folks, they clearly prefer the folks who admire the "You in a heap o trouble boy" sheriffs with the mirrored shades, like Jackie Gleason in the Cannonball Run movies.
It is clear and indisputable now, and everyone else better get a clue.
Trump's Party considers ALL Democrats and all liberals and lefties (ESPECIALLY MODERATES) to be as low as "the N-Word" and any future moderate will face this fact HEAD ON.