powderpuff football blackface

The principal at Sullivan High School (Mo.) told a reporter she saw "nothing racial" about a group of students wearing blackface to play in a "powderpuff football" game on Nov. 5.

Principal Jennifer Schmidt said the senior girls traditionally wear face paint during the game to intimidate the underclassmen.

"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," Schmidt told the Riverfront Times.

From Riverfront Times:

Schmidt adds that it's been common practice for the senior girls' team to wear face paint during the powderpuff football tournament, essentially as a parody of the eye black football players normally wear to decrease glare from the sun and lights. The face paint also serves to "to intimidate the underclassmen."

According to Schmidt, in previous years the girls have wore combinations of the schools' colors — black and gold. But when the senior girls arrived prior to the November 5 game, they discovered everyone had brought the same color face paint — black.

"So that's what they wore," says Schmidt. "There was nothing racial about it. They didn't have any other intention other than to just try to intimidate the underclassmen."

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    • luVn_liFe…

      NO MAAM! this is RIDICULOUS this country is OUT.Of.LINE!
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    • Jay3088

      “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,”
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      I am in my car now. Gonna gone home *tight face* sad part is ion even care!! I was Dolphin laughing. :steer:

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      “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,”
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      so a school principal takes an opportunity for a colossal arse 'teachable moment' and brushes it off cause their actions, although extremely ignorant, weren't ill-intended :facepalm:

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    • MissArtist

      I can't stand it when they try to play stupid. YOU and those students knew what y'all was doing. You stupid alright, but not THAT stupid.

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      on topic:
      <-----THIS is unintentional blackface! ubitchu! :cuss:

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    • sochlo504

      Black people need to stop letting this stuff have power over them. If these fools want to wear brown/black paint on their face then fine. Why give them the reaction they were probably looking for? Our reaction gives it power. We should focus on the future and not the past.

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    • free

      sochlo504 says: Black people need to stop letting this stuff have power over them. If these fools want to wear brown/black paint on their face then fine. Why give them the reaction they were probably looking for? Our reaction gives it power. We should focus on the future and not the past.

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      yeah, my race-o-meter didn't go off with this one. i do think this is simply a case of some stupid azz YT shyt....