Brickbat: They Should Have Gone as the Swedish Bikini Team

California's Serra High School has suspended a coach, an assistant coach and a teacher after finding they attended a non-school Halloween event in blackface. The three were dressed as the Jamaican bobsled team of “Cool Runnings” fame.

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  • Snark Plissken||

    So the guy who dressed as a fat Canadian got a pass?

  • Jaybirdmojo||

    Huh. If I had to pick a state that still had teachers who would say "sure, let's go out in blackface!" in response to a coach's suggestion that they do so as a group, I'd pick a different state than California.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    They didn't go as "blackface", they went as they guys from Cool Runnings.

    "Let's find one more inane act to be outraged about."

    God, I'm sick of PC. I wonder how much longer this bullshit can go on without backlash?

  • JidaKida||

    Sometimes man you jsut have to roll with it. WOw.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Marten said the employees' actions represented a "critical teachable moment," and would serve as a reminder of the importance of "appreciating multiple perspectives."

    I don't think perspective can be found anywhere near this incident.

  • Atanarjuat||

    Hey, uptight humorless fuckfaces have a perspective too, it's just that their perspective is wrong.

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    How about the perspectives of the guys from the actual bobsled team, who said it was flattering. Maybe Marten could stand to be taught about appreciating multiple perspectives.

  • Rich||

    Check your privilege, NEM.

    The guys from the actual bobsled team are so oppressed they can't possibly realize they are being racially mocked.

  • ||

    False consciousness!

  • Doctor Whom||

    And by "multiple perspectives" I mean "my perspective and no others."

  • Bill Dalasio||

    You know, that kind of smug blather just makes this story all the more galling. If you're going to be a self-important asshole who wants to dictate your employees' private lives, at least have the basic dignity to shut the hell up about it.

  • Almanian!||

    So this is a black mark on these people's work history. They're blackballed, blacklisted and black flagged. They walk around with a black cloud hanging over them. Their mood is probably black.

    Hopefully they can black this from their minds and go on, hopefully having learned a most-valuable lesson: Americans are offended by black people doing "winter" sports.

  • Lord Humungus||

    omg, so racist!

  • anarch||

    That's white of you.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    they attended a non-school Halloween event in blackface.

    SOCIAL JUSTICE has no boundaries.

  • Rich||

    "We found nothing funny when we saw that picture was posted," Wilson said

    as she chewed on her lip to avoid giggling.

  • creech||

    In that getup they probably would have been enthusiastically invited to a school assembly to preach to the students if it had been Black History Week.

  • ||

    'Nuff people say!
    You know they can't believe
    California, we have a blackface team!

  • Apple||

    Is an Obama mask considered "blackface"?

    If not, I can see a market for a generic, African featured mask that can be worn by members of other races on Halloween as a workaround. I'm too lazy to do the work myself, so whoever runs with this idea can just toss a royalty check my way every now and then. Thanks.


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