The College Football Playoff (CFB) has historically made blackface its signature look.
However, the league has never made any major alterations to its rules for the 2018 season.
The league did this to give players and coaches more opportunities to show off their blackness.
However it also opened up the opportunity for the NCAA to get creative.
In a post on their official website, the NCAA released a set of new rules that could impact how college football plays out.
The new rules, if they are approved, could include the following:*Blackface will no longer be a major aspect of college football.*Teams will be allowed to feature players who are not black in a way that highlights their African heritage, but do not highlight any race of their players.*Players who are African American will be able to participate in games without having to be dressed in blackface.*Black players and teams will have the ability to wear the “African American” logo or be referred to as a “black player” in media interviews.*Teams and coaches will be given more time to create the look they want and are comfortable with.
The changes come in the wake of widespread outcry over the way blackface is played in college football.
In the past few years, some schools have changed their practices around the use of blackface and have even banned the practice altogether.