And just when we thought nothing could rival yesterday’s Top 10 Ways to Get Away With Rape flyer, a group of Waverly, NY high schoolers came pretty damn close. During a recent pep rally, select students were asked to perform a series of skits in front of their peers, parents, faculty and members of the media.
If someone asked me what I would perform in front of such a collection of people, I would absolutely say, “Oh! That time Chris Brown beat the shit out of Rihanna! For sure! And I would do it in black face!” So yeah, I’m glad the kids and I were thinking along the same lines. The white students painted themselves black (for historic accuracy), dressed in what they believed to be urban attire (for cultural relevance) and proceeded to beat one another with what appears to be an umbrella (-ella, -ella, ay).
Now I understand some of you might be sitting there wondering what the heck Chris and RiRi have to do with a high school pep rally, and the answer is simple. You’re just not smart enough to “get it”. People, this is art. It’s extremely high brow. There were faculty members present, so obviously they would never have let something racist happen in front of an entire community, right? You’re so ignorant to think such a thing. This isn’t 1957, we’ve moved beyond exploiting stereotypes and domestic violence for humor.