Waverly High School in upstate New York is under fire after reports that a group of white students donned blackface and reenacted Chris Brown’s assault on Rihanna.
A former student exposed the incident by way of a CNN iReport.
I was not present for the “performance,” but heard about it through a friends, and even procured photographic evidence (seen above).
“Waverly School District Joseph Yelich told the Star Gazette that he has received complaints about the incident all weekend.
‘The Waverly School District is committed to creating a positive atmosphere through our activities,’ Yelich said in a statement. ‘I will be working with our building administrators, our staff and our students to examine our current activities and develop future activities consistent with our commitment. Ultimately, our administrators are going to need to meet with the whole student body to set clear expectations for our behavior and the impact it has on all people.’
Though, according to one alum, it does not seem like this is the first time the school has been accused of hosting racist activities.
‘I think it’s unconscionable that such blatant racism has been tacitly approved two years in a row,’ Waverly alum Vlad Chituc is quoted as saying in the ireport. ‘The administration should be creating an environment where minorities are welcome, not the butts of racist jokes that make light of domestic violence.'”
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