School Board Member Dresses In Blackface And It Looks Like He Can’t Be Disciplined

A picture of Ted Bonner’s Halloween costume began to circulate around social media last week and upset many of the people who saw it. The pictures show Bonner’s face almost completely covered in black while his red-colored lips hide his fake gnarly smile. He’s also holding a sign that says “Black Lives Matter.” The blackface costume was blatantly offensive. 

University of Central Arkansas Student Expelled Over Bill Cosby Blackface

Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be Halloween without a story about someone ignoring our constant warnings against wearing blackface. Fortunately, this is the only story we’ll be writing about it for Halloween this year.

Brock Denton, a sophomore student at the University of Central Arkansas, was expelled and claims he’s become the target of death threats after photos of him wearing blackface as part of a Bill Cosby costume began to circulate. 

Kansas State Student Expelled For Posting Selfie In Blackface

According to Paige Shoemaker, a former student at Kansas State University, her group of friends found it appropriate, and even funny, to wear blackface, throw up hand signs and caption a photo with the words “Feels good to finally be a n****r.”

Fortunately, KSU didn’t feel the same and the student has been expelled from the school after a picture she took made its way to Twitter. 

German Soccer Team Attempts To Fight Racism With Blackface

The use of blackface – non-black people covering their faces with something to make them appear to have darker skin – is pretty much viewed as offensive across the board. Well, this is at least in the United States, where every Halloween someone gets the not-so-bright idea to cover their face in brown makeup as they dress up like Kanye West.

But an amateur soccer team in Germany took the practice and attempted to use it to fight racism.