Black Public Scholars

August 3, 2011

Dr. Boyce: The Student Who Sued Her School Over “Wigger Day”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 10:47 pm

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

A high school in Minneapolis may end up having to pay up after allowing its students to openly engage in a tradition called "Wigger Day."  On this "sacred" occasion, the students in the school would wear clothing and engage in behavior that "from their perspective, mimicked black culture." This was all according to a federal class action lawsuit filed on Friday.

The suit claims that a group of roughly 60 students voted to have "Wigger Wednesday," where students would dress up as African Americans from "the hood."   The outfits included oversized sports jerseys, fitted hats and "doo" rags.  Some of them even threw up gang signs to celebrate the occasion.

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