Blacking

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Blacking may refer to:

  • Blacking (polish), a nineteenth-century shoe polish
  • Blacking up, putting on a style of theatrical makeup to take on the appearance of certain archetypes of American racism
  • John Blacking (1928-1990), British ethnomusicologist and anthropologist
  • Blacking (cryptography) In NSA jargon, encryption devices are often called blackers, because they convert red signals to black.