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Date: 12/11/12 03:47 PM

44 Responses to 2nd Grader Sent Home For Wearing Black Face

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    December 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Link: 2nd Grader Sent Home For Wearing Black Face - A CO student was sent home for painting his face black to portray MLK. Is the school being too sensitive I-A-B?
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    Yes.
  3. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    hah - bunch of racists out there.
  4. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    OLD!
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    Reminded me of Mary Jo Shively and the Supremes
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    Cute kid. Obviously not a racist. Parents didn`t seem like racists either. He wasn`t doing a random blackface for no reason, he was trying to do his very best at a school project, where he was supposed to portray MLK.

    Doesn`t seem like there is any ill intentions at all here. Isn`t that what`s important? The intention behind the action/word, not the action/word itself?
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    Blackface is more than just painting your face brown. He was doing it in a respectful way, and he`s in freakin 2nd grade. Overly sensitive school :|
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    It`s ok, this kid already got his redemption.

    I know I`m probably in the minority here, but I see no problem with black face. The intent is what should matter, and this kid had good intentions.
    It`s a double standard when it`s considered raciest because a white kid did it.
    Everybody wants to play the victim. I do not blame the school for not allowing it. I blame society, and white America for being pussies.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    If you`re trying to resemble MLK as much as possible... I mean, it`s not traditional blackface with the big pink lips painted on and such.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    @turdburglar you`re not in the minority here. Most people will agree that the school was wrong and the family was right since that`s the way the media spun it. People are very easily duped by the media these day, especially on stories like this.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    While it is being taken WAY to seriously. The parents should have known the long standing stigma of whitey painting the face (not to mention the Hitler stash). I think it was poor judgement on the parents part. There is no way in hell I would let my boys leave the house like that regardless of their intentions.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    @McThstlpnts Exactly! This is such a non-story. A kid wears black face to school and they ask him to wash it off.

    But it`s amazing how the news can spin this into some civil rights plight.
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    This is the school being prejudice against the white kid trying to fit the part. It`s really not so bad. I mean robert downy drating jr. did it. and it was awesome. This kid was just a dude trying to act out another dude who was a brotha for his schools assignment. You can`t go as albino mlk. That would be racist :D
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    that`s racist because not all black people have black faces!
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Blanktom - I Never said the school was wrong. I think they did the right thing by asking him to wash it off. They where playing it safe. I also think the parents where stupid for making such a big deal about it when they called the media. They shouldn`t have dragged their child into their stupid fight.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm
    Well, let`s blame the teacher for giving a white kid a black man to portray!

    This is so effing stupid.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    1: there is a differance between make-up and "black-face".
    2: you do not have a right to be NOT offended.
    3: if you are offended - get over yourself.
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    thecurt Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    I think this kid genuinely respected MLK and just wanted to be more like him.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    its not racist people
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    I would love for this family to file a lawsuit against the principal for making them miss work to come to the school because their son was doing his school project.
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    Nomud Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    It`s not like he had pitch black facepaint on with bright red lips and kept saying OH LAWDY and talking about his Mammy. There`s nothing offensive about this.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    so is it racist obama`s the president?




    if you can`t find the humor in that.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    Poor kid. All the adults are really botching it up.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    Oh, for f*ck sake. Really?
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    I totally agree @davymid. It`s amazing how many people actually believe the school is at fault.
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    2L84ME Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    Was sure it would be offensive before seeing the video but the kid glows with the innocence of a kid. Reminds me of the South Park episode were Kyle and Stan wanted to keep the South Park flag and did not even realize the "real issue over it.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    I full well understand the racism behind `black face`, that being said, this kid wasn`t singing "Swanee" like Al Jolson. He was given the assignment and did his best to fulfill it.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

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    carmium Female 50-59
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    December 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    Quick! Quick! Somebody spotted a racism! Get out the big hammer!

    I presume that now no kids will ever have makeup applied to their faces to play Indians for Thanksgiving pageants, there will be no more Chinese Dance in The Nutcracker, and so on.
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    Daegog Male 30-39
    1371 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    ignorance of why something is racist doesn`t mean its NOT racist.

    It`s not the kids fault. The child cannot possibly understand the ramifications of "black face" . It`s his fail parents.
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2012 at 12:04 am
    Like the parents could not have possibly thought of the problems with this...
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2012 at 12:12 am
    He was only insensitive if he didn`t have a fake bullet wound.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2012 at 12:56 am
    Really? Really?
    Its the feckin Liberals which cause this problem,
    The little guy had no intentions on causing hassles.
    its the bloody establishment we have today, Not just America, we Brits are far worse than you guys
    I despair I really do
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2012 at 12:59 am
    cyborg
    Go sit on the garden wall and smoke a pipe kiddo,
    and think Michael Jackson
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    Patrolboat Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2012 at 1:42 am
    how is that racist, it isn`t black face in the sense that he is making fun of black people. he does a costume. do you not put face paint on for any other costume. I don`t see why anyone should be offended by this unless they themselves are racist.
  36. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2012 at 1:43 am
    It`s so offensive the news channel has him black up again for the tv, lol
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2012 at 3:26 am
    As a said in an earlier topic where a bunch of white women dress up like black women, it`s not about how you dress up but how you act when dressed up.
    If this boy had given the Sportpalast speech now THAT would have been offensive.
    As a matter a fact this boy did the opposite of racist, he dressed up as a figure that was looked down upon by most of the white community at that time. By doing so he did the same thing as Kennedy did when he said `ich bin (ein) Berliner`.
    The boy, like Kennedy, places himself amongst the oppressed to stand with them. Not to belittle them.
    If people fail to see the difference between making fun of and standing with someone, they fail in life. Especially if you are a teacher.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2012 at 6:37 am
    It`s ok to do the same if your black and portray sterotypes though.......

    They`ll even give you a movie!
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    Plangkye Female 18-29
    258 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 6:40 am
    I have a dream that school children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their costume`s makeup but by the dignity with which they portray their assigned character.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2012 at 8:15 am
    we talk about this last yaer
    a repost in a way
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2012 at 8:45 am
    Because we all know that one person complaining is equal to 1,000 people that are actually upset.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    Maybe the parents should have had the foresight...
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    turkeyman Male 13-17
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    December 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    its always racist when its the white kid doing it
  44. Profile photo of Adcro
    Adcro Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2012 at 5:57 am
    It`s not at all racist. The kid is totally right, he`s dressed up as a historical figure, including his facial colour, he`s not being racist or nasty about it. He`s representing a great figure in black history too!

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