Tags: MLK | Costume Dispute

School Pulls Boy Out of Class for MLK Costume

Friday, 18 May 2012 11:51 AM

 

A white Colorado second-grade student who wore black face paint as part of a Martin Luther King costume has drawn criticism from school officials.

Sean King was pulled out of class Wednesday for the costume, which was for a project requiring dressing up as a historical figure.

The Colorado Springs boy says he was trying to honor the slain civil rights leader. His parents knew about his costume and came to watch the presentations.

Blackface was common in minstrel shows in the 19th century and featured white performers playing stereotyped black characters.

Steve Klein of The King Center in Atlanta tells KRDO-TV the youth apparently had good intentions.

But he says Sean and his family need to understand some people are still offended by white people wearing black face.


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