Parents, educate your kids. A second-grade student at Meridian Ranch Elementary in Colorado Springs was taken out of class for painting his face black as a “tribute” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sean King dressed up as King as part of a school project.
“It was wax museum day for the second-graders and each one dressed up as a historical figure they were assigned,” said Sean’s mother, Michelle King-Roca.
Sean’s mother said that her son was excited about the project.
“He said, ‘Mom, I want to wear a black suit because that’s what he wore, a black tie, a white shirt and also I want to do my face black and wear a mustache,” said King-Roca.
The boy’s parents came to school to watch their son do the presentation, but were a bit surprised to see the reaction.