Blackface is never a good costume choice

Four Colorado College men’s hockey players recently completed a two-week suspension for wearing blackface and dressing up as black actors during a pre-season team golf outing Sept. 8.The players, including Brian Connelly of Bloomington Jefferson and team captain Scott Thauwald of Rochester Mayo, tried to look like characters on “Family Matters,” a TV show about a black family. Their teammates picked five other TV shows, ranging from “Baywatch” to “Scrubs,” in keeping with the theme of the outing.

“We realize now, even though there was no racial intent, that what we did was wrong,” Thauwald told a Colorado newspaper.

The four suspended players returned to practice Oct. 8 and are expected to play against the visiting Gophers in a two-game series starting Friday.

Source: DailyTribune.com 

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  1. dottie65

    All I gotta say is ouch!

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