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.