(AllHipHop News) In 2016 we undoubtably live in a racially charged world where racially motivated incidents make headlines daily.
According KHOU 11, a controversial photo is sparking outrage after a Caucasian high school student at Lamar High School allegedly wore blackface as she tried to impersonate the late Tupac Shakur.
In addition to wearing blackface, the girl is wearing a Tupac Shakur t-shirt to a school initiation party after she was told by upperclassmen to wear a costume for the ceremony.
In the controversial image the girl has her hands together seemingly mimicking the image of ‘Pac on her shirt.
“I thought it was blackface and I was immediately offended,” said senior student Ogechi Anene.
“It was supposed to be a shadow they asked her to bring a black shirt and that happened to be the shirt she was wearing,” one student said defending the student in blackface.
According to the Houston Independent School District, “The Houston ISD Code of Student Conduct governs student behavior while on campuses and while participating in district-related activities. At this time, there is no indication that the activities referenced in your email occurred on campus or during a district-sanctioned event. In addition, the organizations referenced in your email are not recognized by the campus.”
Recently Talib Kweli, Bun B and Scarface spoke out against use of the n-word after a group of Desert Vista High School students posted an offensive photo to social media. When originally posted, the highly inflammatory word “NI**ER,” was collectively spelled out on the smiling group of Caucasian girls’ t-shirts.
Check out video of the news story below.