Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, recently commented after seeing a promo for RuPaul's Drag Race that drag seemed to be another form of "black face."
Cheney asked on her Facebook page, "Why is it socially acceptable -- as a form of entertainment -- for men to put on dresses, make up and high heels and act out every offensive stereotype of women (bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty, etc.) -- but it is not socially acceptable -- as a form of entertainment -- for a white person to put on blackface and act out offensive stereotypes of African Americans?"
RuPaul saw a teachable moment.
Check out this "Drag Herstory" lesson.
As Ru says at the end of the clip, "And the most important thing of all, drag never - ever - takes itself too seriously."