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The early cinema era brought awareness to the use of black face as a form of racism, but this second grader is braving that stigma.
Each student in the class had been assigned a historical figure to dress up as for “wax museum day” at the school, the station reported.
Sean’s mother, Michelle King-Roca, told Denver’s 7News her son was really excited about the project. ”He said, ‘Mom, I want to wear a black suit because that’s what he wore, a black tie, a white shirt, and also I want to do my face black and wear a mustache,’” said King-Roca.
Museums are the easiest way to kill a vacation, ruin a relationship or waste a weekend, but now a trip the museum can be for racist, ethnocentric people like us, instead of just for new-grads and field trips for underprivileged schools.
That’s the idea behind the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, which says it has amassed the nation’s largest public collection of artifacts spanning the segregation era, from Reconstruction until the civil rights movement, and beyond.
The museum in a gleaming new exhibit hall at Ferris State University ”is all about teaching, not a shrine to racism,” said David Pilgrim, the founder and curator who started building the collection as a teenager.
Pilgrim, who is black, makes no apologies for the provocative exhibits.
The media loves when there’s a case of sexual assault on a student, because sex sells and America is full of perverts. Even when it’s with a college professor and a legal student, everyone in my city gathers the baby carrots and apples in the bottom shelves of their fridge to throw at the two sinners. Unfortunately, Arkansas may have to actually eat their vegetables.
David Paschal, a former teacher at Elkins High School engaged in a sexual relationship with one of his students in 2010. The student who was 18 years old, alerted authorities of her relationship with Paschal after the two separated. The former history and psychology instructor was charged with four counts of sexual assault and was sentence to 30 years behind bars.