A small town high school near me has gathered NATIONAL attention because of a skit preformed at a pep-rally. 3 guys (white) dressed up in black face and made preformed a skit reenacting the Chris Brown Rihanna violence that went on.
Here is a news article on it. People are calling it the "most racist pep rally ever." and calling for the boys to be expelled..
Now for the D&D... With the Chris Brown/Rihanna part cut out, do YOU think them wearing black face is racist. And if you do, do you consider white face racist as well.
** The students defended themselves stating it was meant to be comedy and " TV shows make jokes about the domestic violence situation that went on between Chris Brown and Rihanna.
^^ If you don't want to click the link this is what they did.
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There is so much history behind "black face". It's like the word n****r. You can't just say it, or in this case do it, without acknowledging the history behind it.
I think it's tacky/inappropriate, and if black students were to do it with a "white face" I would think the same.
Quoting Jas ♥:" I don't think its racist, its just really tacky. I hate when people do that."
I agree it's tacky as shit. And idk why they felt the need to do it. But I think calling for the 3 boys to be expelled is going to far.
I don't think it's racist. Kind of stupid though.
Racist? No. Funny? Kind of.
School appropriate? Definitely not and that's what they should get in trouble for.
Also, that Chris Brown and Rhianna beat down was super long ago.....you'd think they'd actually do a skit about something more recent....
Quoting Jas ♥:" Yeah the expulsion was way overboard. Suspension would have sufficed."
They okay'd the skit by the school board, the black face however, they did not. But as of now, they haven't been punished to my knowledge.
It's stupid. But the boys should not be expelled. If they want punish someone punish the advisor who allowed them to do it. I don't think it's racist.
Quoting Jas ♥:" Yeah like the Ochocino and Evelyn Lozada headbutt."
Lol, I'm still like really? A head butt? I know it's wrong to laugh, but seriously.....a head butt?
I don't understand why coloring their skin would somehow make the message better? What was the point? To make it more authentic? I think it was stupid and that they were trying too hard forgetting about the main point. I get they were trying to portray a specific incident but it seems like overkill. Then again I was just reading the other day about a movie they are making to honor an African American soul/blues singer. They darkened the skin of the actress playing her because she wasnt dark enough and nobody is calling that racist.
I agree with most people. I don't believe it was racist but it was terribly stupid and tacky. And I would think the same thing if the roles were reversed. I believe they never should have allowed the skit to be performed in the first place. I believe that was poor judgment on the school board's part. They should have recognized all the possible reactions that could have come from the community before approving this.
Quoting Jas ♥:" That shit was funny. :lol: The fact that got hurt wasn't, its because he headbutted her like...wtf."
I bet it wouldn't be as funny if he just would have pulled a Chris Brown.....but the head butt....lol..shit I don't know about all that...