I’m not surprised by this at all. I’m actually surprised she did such a terrible job on the makeup. I mean, how hard is it really, to smear black shoe polish evenly on your face?
There was a sorority party, not affiliated with Lamar High School, where girls were told who to dress up as. One white girl was given 2pac, and she accepted.
The privileged in this country continue to fail to realize how blackface is not acceptable, even in 2016. In regards to this incident, a student who was at the party, Wahid Fady, told KHOU, “It was interpreted in a racist manner, which it wasn’t intended to be. And social media has a tendency to boost these things to make them go viral.”
There is nothing being misrepresented in these types of situation. For years, this has been proven to be offensive to blacks, yet people continue to do it. You can’t blame your own ignorance on being misrepresented.
Reagan Shadwick claims she was grounded and missed the party, but said girls were told what to dress up as and that her classmate was given the rapper Tupac Shakur. She said she did it for laughs and not to offend.
“And we wouldn’t even do that,” said Shadwick. “Like none of us are racist.”
But given the history of blackface, a form of expression widely deemed discriminatory to African Americans, some students think school officials should discipline the girl in the picture.
“Some action needs to be taken to let her know that what she did wasn’t right,” said Forte.
Apparently, the girl is receiving death threats. I don’t think that’s necessary, but some type of reprimand from the school is in order. Ignorance isn’t an excuse for not suffering consequences.
Tupac? Yeah. Looks like she went as a fucking idiot, if you ask me. https://t.co/uQk6YfsRwR
— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) April 13, 2016