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Minn. students wear blackface at football game, sparking larger racism conversation

A high school football game in Minnesota featured a disturbing sight in the student section when a group of white fans decided to dress up in blackface, with one even going so far as to don an Afro wig.
Yet while the Eastern Carver County Schools District, home of Chaska High where the incident occurred, has already spoken out against the display, the district won’t divulge whether the students faced any penalty. Now some are upset that the students who took the game’s “black out” theme a bit too far may be skating free of accountability for an ugly scene, according to Twin Cities ABC affiliate KSTP.

Most disturbingly, one of the students involved reportedly defended his costume in a text message to KSTP:
“It’s not racist at all,” he said.
That statement flies in the face of an official comment from Eastern Carver director of community relations Brett Johnson, who highlighted the racist history of blackface in condemning the actions of students who wore it