John Strausbaugh was born in born Baltimore, Maryland in 1951. He is an author, cultural commentator, and host of The New York Times “Weekend Explorer” video podcast series on New York City. Among other topics, he is an authority on the history of New York City.
Strausbaugh’s controversial 2006 book, Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture, explored race relations in popular culture, including the pervasive and long-lasting impact of blackface performance in rock and roll, hip-hop, advertising, “gangsta-lit” and contemporary Hollywood filmmaking.
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