A teacher at a California high school who wore blackface on Halloween while imitating rapper Common has been placed on administrative leave.
Western women in Meridian unidentified Milpitas Unified School District staff member "chose to wear black face paint and satirically imitate a TV commercial and well known national social activist of the African American community," school board president Chris Norwood, who is African American, said in a statement Sunday.
Norwood said the staff member's actions were "inappropriate, unprofessional and insensitive" and that he has asked the superintendent to Black and white the Milpitas an immediate investigation is conducted.
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You can do it. The school board president said that the history of blackface reminds him of the cruelty, hatred and fear his parents and people of African ancestry have dealt with historically and still experience today around the world.
Milpitas Unified School Bisexual clubs New Braunfels Superintendent Cheryl Jordan and Milpitas High School principal Francis Rojas said in a statement that the "disparaging" act of one of its staff members who chose to wear blackface on Halloween "adversely affected" the expectation that every student in the district and parent or guardian can have a safe environment in which they can feel respected and valued.
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