A photo of two San Diego high school football coaches in their Halloween costumes has become a hot topic. Apparently two men, top photo, were in costume as the Jamaican bobsled team at a private party when they posed for this flick. Of course, the pic began to circulate and some students got offended and one of the parents of an offended student went to the school board with this issue.
Currently both Serra High School football coaches are unreachable for comment, according to nbcsandiego.com, and the San Diego school district has launched an investigation.
So I'm reading the article with rolled eyeballs at the antics of these two high school staffmembers when I notice the comments. Most of the commenters feel this is a non-issue. Mexicans, dumb jocks or slutty school girls don't get worked up when they're imitated in a bad light nor does any other ethnic group or subculture supposedly, according to a dozen or so commenters.
So my question to you is does that make it acceptable in this day and age? It's like the question if a tree falls in the forest...does it make a sound? If no other ethic groups are complaining about being mocked or imitated on Halloween does that make it okay to do? Note the bottom photo of another blackface episode. That's cool...really!?
The Blackface-anity continues...