Re: 8 yr. old paints face black to represent Martin Luther King and gets suspended from sc
There is no possible way to make up a policy against every single situation that could possibly arise in the unforseeable future. That's why administrators have authority to make minute by minute decisions in situtations that are not already clearly defined. He may have been overly cautious in asking the child to remove the face paint... but I for one prefer that if an error is made, it is made on the side of caution. I do have to question the motives of the parents though. They should have known that many people do take offense to black face, and explained to him that he did not have to paint his face to pretend to be his hero. The fact that they let him (or possibly even encouraged him) to do so and then actually REFUSED the instruction to remove it, could seem to indicate they were actually trying to stir up controversy.
Originally Posted by Vuld Edone
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