Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I guess now it is a crime for an 8 year old boy to dress up as Dr. Martin Luther "I LOVE WHITE WOMEN" King Jr.

Boy wants apology from school after being kicked out for dressing in blackface as tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. - Sean King and his family say officials at Meridian Ranch Elementary School were out of line when they reprimanded him
Photo: Sean King, a second-grader at Meridian Ranch Elementary School near Colorado Springs, Colo., wears blackface as he is interviewed by television news reporters. He and his family are calling for the school to apologize for the manner in which they reprimanded him.

A second-grader booted from the classroom for dressing in blackface as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. costume is calling for the school to apologize.

Sean King and his family say officials at Meridian Ranch Elementary School near Colorado Springs, Colo., were out of line when they reprimanded him last Wednesday for the controversial getup.

“They were really negative to me and wouldn’t tell me what the consequences were of refusing to take off the face paint,” Sean told KRDO.

The 8-year-old dressed up as King for a school project, in which students were assigned a historical figure to depict on “wax museum day,” according to the station.

Sean wore a black suit, white shirt and tie, but it was his black face paint that sparked controversy.

The principal asked Sean to remove the paint or leave school.

Sean’s parents, who were at the school to watch the students’ presentations, decided to take him home.

Anthony Roca, Sean’s father, said a meeting with the school district’s superintendent was absurd.

“The superintendent said that the words that MLK said were the most important. We didn’t need face paint,” Roca told KRDO. “I said, ‘Okay, if we don’t need the face paint, then why do we have to dress up in costumes for the school project?’”

Sean has said he never meant to offend anyone with the costume, and told the station his family still deserves an apology.

“It’s about them being mean to me and my family,” he said. “My mom ran out of the room crying.”

The family says it wants to sit down with school officials to further discuss the incident, or they will consider moving Sean to another school.

The district has not issued a public comment about Sean’s request, but told KRDO that it is considering implementing special classes to teach students and parents about racial stereotypes.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The district told KRDO that it is considering implementing special classes to teach students and parents about racial stereotypes.

Who the hell needs a class about that. I grew up nesr 55th & Halsted and learned to stereo type by the time I was five and I didn't learn it in school. I lived it and it's stayed with me forever.

Anonymous said...

Now come on parents , did u really neede to add face paint that's a little much jethrow.....

Anonymous said...

Yeai l learned about chicken n watermelon too.

Anonymous said...

That's how Al Jolson got started.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I wonder if they would have sent him home from school if he used makeup to look like a chink. How the fuck was the little hillbilly supposed to emulate MLKing Jr.? If his face was white he would have looked like fucking Abraham Lincoln or Hitler. This is absurd. Next thing you know if a white person puts on a gorilla suit for Halloween they'll be calling him racist for making fun of niggers. It's like at the Museum of Science and Industry where they painted the face of the little nigger lawn jockey white that was in the Yesterday's Main Street exhibit. WTF is that shit? That thing was a little nigger when I was a kid and now it's white. White people should be offended by that.

Mark12A said...

If I dressed up like MLK, I'd be sure to put blood down the front of my shirt. Fuck, I love a happy ending.

Anonymous said...

How can you say that??? You forgot the waffles!!!!

Anonymous said...

this kid had a plan that after his MLK presentation he was going to sing Mammy and do the Cakewalk, funny how things sometimes go awary.

Anonymous said...

this kid had a plan that after his MLK presentation he was going to sing Mammy and do the Cakewalk, funny how things sometimes go awary.

Anonymous said...

10;52 how many oldtimers recall that they had a giant blowup gorilla on Western ave, advertising a used car lot and the niggers made the guy take it down calling it racist???????

Anonymous said...

Racial stereotypes my ass. This isn't the Smother's brothers - it's a 2nd grader. BIG FUCKEN DEAL. If it were my kid, he'd be wearing face paint every single day. In fact, when I went to meet with the assholes in the administration, I'd have some facepaint on too. And I'd make it different every single time I showed up...

Anonymous said...

And that's how black people were created.

I Voted For Obama said...

He's blacker than Obama.

Anonymous said...

Something's gotta be wrong with his parents, to think that this kid could show up at school in blackface and that no one would find it offensive. What an idiot Mom!

Anonymous said...

Ok ok the face paint can stay the mullet has to go!