Via The Voice
A boy, who painted his face black to dress up like Martin Luther King Jr for a class project, was taken out of school after his headteacher said it was offensive.
Sean King, a white second grade student at Meridian Ranch Elementary in Colorado Springs, was asked to remove the makeup because it was deemed ‘disrespectful to black people’
The schoolboy, who doesn’t understand how his costume, which also included a dark suit and bushy moustache, could offend anyone, told KRDO-TV:
“They thought it was inappropriate and it will be disrespectful to black people. And I say it’s not,”
“I like black people. It’s just a costume and I don’t want to insult anybody.”Continue Reading….
Oh dear. I feel sorry for Sean King. He is innocent and I doubt he had some hidden agenda to cause possible offense. In his mind he was just dressing up to look like Martin Luther King Jr for a school project.
Your thoughts please…