Bert Weiss allows nine-year-old son to wear brown makeup to portray Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali with Hayden Weiss, Bert’s son. CREDIT: Bert Weiss Q100’s Bert Weiss allowed his nine-year-old son Hayden to wear brown makeup to portray boxing legend Muhammad Ali as part of a school assignment. Weiss himself said he “flinched” when Hayden told him what he wanted to do. When Weiss first posed this topic in February to the radio audience, the conversation became heated. Some listeners felt this was a bad idea, that the repercussions would be quite negative given the history of “black face” and minstrel shows in American culture, especially in the 19th century. The… >>
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