West Coast Baptist College does blackface

West Coast Baptist College does blackface March 10, 2015

What were they thinking? A photo of two white students in blackface from West Coast Baptist College posing with an Assistant Dean has many people scratching their head.

The controversial photo, shared by the blog Stuff Fundies Like and reshared by the Tumblr blog Christian Nightmares, depicts two white students in blackface grinning for the camera and posing with what appears to be Assistant Dean Reggie Williams, an African American.

It is hard to think of a context in which white students donning blackface would be appropriate or acceptable. And it seems extremely odd that the person in authority, the Assistant Dean who also happens to be an African American, did not take the opportunity to explain to the young men the racially insensitive nature of their actions.

By posing for the photo with the students, Williams appears to have missed an important teachable moment, and instead is left with an awkward if not racist photo in desperate need of explanation or apology.

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