Brickbat: Black Out


Earlier this year, Arizona State University had its annual blackout football game, in which students are encouraged to dress in black to support the team. Some students showed up with their faces painted black as well. The ASU Black and African Coalition (BAC) said that smacked of racism and cultural insensitivity, and the administration recently sent out a letter asking students not to paint their faces at all, with any color, in the future. So far, that's just a request, but the BAC says it plans to introduce a bill in the student government that would ban face paint and mandate any student caught using it be required to attend sensitivity training.