A KKK Board Game. Proudly on display at a Kansas middle school open house. In 2009.
Oh, and just to fully complete the cycle of racefail, meet the motherfucking asstacular principal of the motherfucking school:
Andover Middle School principal Brett White said today that a seventh-grade student who created a board game based on the Ku Klux Klan as part of a class assignment was not trying to be offensive.
Kevin Myles of the Witchita NAACP Blog nails it:
Given that this was a middle school, you could surmise that the student who created the “game” was probably between 12 and 14. So while it is distrurbing that he or she may have thought this appropriate, the problem is not the student, the failure clearly rests with the school. They should have challenged the students thinking, they should have corrected him or her and explained why this was inappropriate, they should have taken advantage of that “teachable moment” and helped the student understand the real lessons of history. But to the contrary, they chose to reinforce the students cultural and historical myopia by displaying the “game” at a public forum, an Open House, to be ‘appreciated’ as something representative of their body of work.
And simultaneously reinforced deep-seated cultural stereotypes about endemic racial injustice in rural communities.
Way to be, folks!
h/t Sassywho via email