High School Pep Rally’s Racist Display: 3 white students perform a skit in black face depicting Chris Brown and Rhianna

High School Pep Rally's Racist Display

At the most recent Pep Rally for Waverly High School, located in Waverly
NY, the usual fanfare of cheering for the home team to get them ready was in
full swing. As the rally progressed you had your usual cheers and rally cries
for the fall sports teams and the football team. It seemed to have done well,
with Waverly defeating their opponent 70-21. But what happened at that pep rally
went much farther than simple cheers. Three white students were to perform a
skit in black face, depicting Chris Brown and Rhianna most notibly. In this skit
they would display acts of domestic violence as satire to an audience that
included not only students but parents, faculty, and various members of the
media and community leaders. None of them stopped the skit. Now former students
of Waverly High School are questioning how this was allowed to happen.” I think
it’s unconscionable that such blatant racism has been tacitly approved two years
in a row,” says Waverly alumni and Yale graduate Vlad Chituc. “The
administration should be creating an environment where minorities are welcome,
not the butts of racist jokes that make light of domestic violence.”

“I think it’s unconscionable that such blatant racism has been
tacitly approved of two years in a row. The administration should be creating an
environment where minorities are welcome, not the butts of racist jokes that
make light of domestic violence.”
Fellow former Waverly student
Hannah Van Wie-Desisti shared sentiments with her former schoolmate:

“I used to be so proud of where I came from. Not so much now
due to the recent incident. I found it unfathomable that the faculty would not
only approve this idea for the skit in the first place, but allow it to go on
during the pep rally. I honestly don’t believe that the students meant to
offend, but were just ill informed of how offending their skit actually was. The
staff should have stopped it before it even started. By acting like the skit was
acceptable, they are teaching their students that racism is okay and that abuse
is humorous. The whole thing outraged me and made me so disappointed in the
school that I was once loved.”
The offensive nature of what
took place is made even more concerning know that in order for a skit to take
place at the rally it had to be OK’ed by the administration of the school. A
comment from the school district was not available at this time.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-858297

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2 thoughts on “High School Pep Rally’s Racist Display: 3 white students perform a skit in black face depicting Chris Brown and Rhianna”

    1. Oh my god, lol. It’s not even a big deal. They weren’t meaning to be racist at all. It’s not like they dressed up as any regular black people and just started “beating” some white person. It was an ACTUAL event that happened between celebrities that basically everyone knows about (which is why they would do that so they’d have a better chance at winning because everyone would understand their skit). It doesn’t have ANYTHING to do with race. And it doesn’t promote domestic violence at all, in fact, it basically says the opposite because in the skit “Chris” got arrested. Black face was a big deal back then, when there was slavery and still really big issues everywhere with it. Nowadays people dress as all types of ethnicity, INCLUDING CAUCASIAN. But no, of course that isn’t racist or anything because they aren’t black, so it can’t be offensive. But the minute you touch base with anything that has to do with an ethnicity besides white then you’ve gone too far and you’re considered to be being racist. This doesn’t make sense at all. And everyone is blowing this up way more than it needs to be.

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