For the past 18 years, Peter Colino has dressed as Michael Jordan, complete with a Jordan mask, for Halloween when he goes to work as a teacher at Seattle's Ingraham High School. Colino, who is white, says he's a major Jordan fan and only wants to pay tribute to the basketball player. But this year, some students told him the costume was cultural appropriation and wrong. Colino took off the mask, but days later school officials suspended him.
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