School “Apologizes” After Crying Racism on Traditional Pilgrim Clothing Worn by Black Girl

School “Apologizes” After Crying Racism on Traditional Pilgrim Clothing Worn by Black Girl

If you’re determined enough, anything can become a racist act with the right framing. If you’re a member of the left, this determination is everlasting — after all, it is your bread and butter. There’s no better way to generate blind support than through blind outrage.

Take a look at this photo, taken on October 13th at the Mitchell Elementary School in Massachusetts: 

Does context matter? You betcha. 

Does context matter? You betcha. 

When the photo was shared on Facebook by the father of the black girl in the center, the internet exploded in anger. Clearly this was a demonstration of racism in history! That poor little black girl, smiling obliviously at the evil white people around her, completely okay with having leashes attached to her gown!

Except... it wasn't. What race-baiters thought were leashes giving a nod to slavery were in fact "leading strings," used in the 17th century to assist young children learning to walk.

From MassLive:

“We realize without this context added to the photo that was shared by the classroom teacher it could be perceived differently,” Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District Superintendent Derek Swenson said in a statement Thursday. “Please note it was never the intent of the lesson to demean or degrade any one person or group. The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District sincerely apologizes to the students, staff and community at large for this unfortunate incident.”

Commenters on the parent’s photo were quick to cry “racist,” but others followed up by posting pictures of the similar classroom lessons featuring all-white casts of students posed in identical fashion.

After the school’s response and the posting of the other photographs, the general commentariat seemed to moderate its criticism.

Some began to point out how situations can be racist without anyone having intended them so.

Comments on the photograph from a relative of the teacher in whose classroom the photograph was taken provided more context.

The relative, who spoke to MassLive on Friday, called the teacher “the farthest thing from racist” and pointed out the stickiness of the scenario.

Was the girl supposed to have been refused participation because of her skin color?

Some commenters still said it would have been reasonable to, considering the problematic appearance, have had the black girl hold one of the tethers instead of wear the tethered garment.

We've come full circle. Before, racism was anything non-inclusive. Now, racism is the inclusion of minorities in non-approved activities. Except for one small snag -- the girl apparently volunteered to be included in the activities.

Incredible that the left wonders why its base is dwindling.

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