To all the white readers of “The Unmitigated Word“, I must ask: have your people lost their cotton-pickin’ minds?! Yes, a pun was intended there:
Ray Coleman was shocked Monday on learning his stepson’s Black History Month calendar had declared Thursday Cotton Picking Day at Lillie Burney Elementary and invited students to dress as slaves.
“I just didn’t think it was appropriate,” said Coleman, 26, who found the events calendar among his stepson’s homework papers. “The school does a great job academically, but I think this was a mistake.”
The themed day was canceled Tuesday as part of the school’s Black History dress week after Coleman met with Superintendent Annie Wimbish. It was replaced with Career Day.
I’m done with each and every one of you white people. As much as I try to defend your antics, this takes the cake. Of all the vile, ignorant, and crude things you’ve done in the past, I have never heard something so ridiculous in my entire li…
Deborah Smith, principal at predominately black Lillie Burney Elementary School, could not be reached for comment.
To all the black readers of “The Unmitigated Word“, I must ask: have your people lost their cotton-pickin’ minds…?!