*Talk about being clueless. When a group of teen girls from Sullivan High School ran onto the football field on November 5 for a powder-puff game, school principal Jennifer Schmidt recalls her gut reaction was, “Oh my gosh.”
“And then I thought, ‘Oh, they don’t mean anything by it. Just let it go. No one thinks anything of it.’ I didn’t think anyone did,” says Schmidt.
“Evidently, someone did.”
Photos taken during the game and later posted on Facebook show twelve members of the senior class wearing full-blown blackface. The reactions to the photos have been rippling within the small town of Sullivan (60 miles southwest of St. Louis) ever since.
That close to St. Louis? Of all places to not think anything of it.
While you would think these young whites would know better by now; and their school principal would have a clue about these types of things, Schmidt remarks how “very embarrassed and shocked” the students are “at some of the responses they’ve gotten, because I think some people had some stuff on Facebook and got the wrong intention.”
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