8 yr. old paints face black to represent Martin Luther King and gets booted from scho

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Should this 8 yr. old have been able to keep his face paint on?

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  1. oreo
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    As we know kids are color blind- in this day and age---and this second grader choose to represent Martin Luther King on wax museum day--along with that he was supposed to give a little speech about King. His parents attended wanting to hear his speech--but before he could give it--someone got upset and this 8 year old got booted out of school for the day.

    8-Year-Old Chastised For Wearing Black Make-Up To Dress As MLK Jr.

    In my opinion the school just taught this 8 year old what racism is. He cannot portray someone who he admires--as he wishes. Yet I don't know how many movies I have seen where blacks have painted their faces white--one very recent movie--a comedy--where two black men paint their faces white and dress up as women models--to go on an undercover operation. No one raised cain over that. If blacks are going to be equals to whites and be treated fairly they certainly shouldn't call foul in these kind of "innocent" instances. As for the principle--staff and teachers--they should be ashamed of themselves for this kind of overreaction.
     
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    Is there a credible link? How many times will people fall for Breitbarts's fake stories?
     
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    Regarding this whole face painting thing having a racial slant... "Lighten up" people!
     
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    He should have told them that it was a minstrel period.
     
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    anyway, of course the kid is too young to understand what minstrelsy did to black people back in the day when it was practiced, how this, one of the first forms of mass culture, was successfully used by powerful white people to define another race as less than their own, uniformly, across the whole country, and before television!

    Adults are another matter though, and unless they have the IQ of a pet rock (though neither the depth or the warmth), his parents should have known at least a little about how hurtful this could be, and should have explained it to their well intended son. Instead, the kid was left to feel like he did something wrong, and as if something wrong was done to him in the translation of his intentions.

    From the ABC link:

    School Pulls Boy From Class for Black Face Costume - ABC News
     
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    As to what I bolded and underlined, see to the bold red in the statement from the NCAAP in the same damned article. They in NO way implied that the young man was anything other than innocent in his intent.

    You're a tool

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    The 8 year old learned a valued lesson in 2012 race relations.... You can't win for losing.
     
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    It was generations ago...get over it.
     

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