Brickbat: White Like Me


Officials at Iowa's Marshalltown High School suspended Blair Van Staaldiune after they saw a picture online of him dressed all in white and forming a "W" with his fingers. Staaldiune's mother says that the principal accused him of being a racist. She tried to explain that her son was dressed in white because the photo was taken during spirit week when school officials asked each class to dress only in one color and Blair's class was told to dress in white. Instead of accepting her explanation, she says the principal called her a racist, too. School officials have declined to comment on the matter, citing student confidentiality.