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Teacher Who Wore Blackface On Halloween To Impersonate Common Placed On Leave

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Teacher Who Wore Blackface On Halloween To Impersonate Common Placed On Leave

Teacher Who Wore Blackface On Halloween To Impersonate Common Placed On Leave

On Friday, Twitter user @karrington_kk shared a strange clip of her California teacher dressed in blackface while rapping during class. Apparently, he did it for Halloween and was supposed to be imitating rapper Common’s Microsoft AI commercial. The Twitter user explained in her post:

“Sooooooooo… one of our WHITE teachers at mhs yesterday decided to paint his face so look like common the rapper yesterday.”

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The video instantly went viral with some people calling it disgusting, offensive, and extremely disturbing. Others called for the school to take action and according to the latest updates by Buzzfeed News, the school has done just that. The news site reports that the teacher has now been placed on leave.

“The employee has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation,” said Scott Forstner, the Communications Specialist of Milpitas Unified School District in Milpitas, north of San Jose.

Superintendent Cheryl Jordan and the principal of the school, Francis Rojas, both sent a memo about the incident to parents and faculty on Sunday.

“Blackface paint has a historical and present-day connotation of racism that demeans those of African ancestry,” Buzzfeed quotes. @The act was disparaging to our students, parents, colleagues and the Milpitas community we serve.”

“We strive to embed our instruction with cultural and historical content so that our students see themselves in what they learn, and can be proud of who they are,” said Jordan and Rojas. “We are committed to building an inclusive learning community for our students together with you.”

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