Model sophie applegarth defends posts of blackface costumes she has worn in recent years
The school’s vice principal has defended posts made on Facebook under the pseudonym sophie applegarth, which her mother says were intended as political commentary.
«She does not belong in the uniform of any student organization that is organized around the African Diaspora and the African American community because she wears it as part of the identity of the school,» the school district’s deputy principal, Jennifer Smith, said this week in response to an inquiry from The Huffington Post.
Applegarth, who is black, claims in numerous Facebook posts that s에볼루션카지노he attends the University of Arizona to attend a «safe space.»
When questioned on the topic by The Associated Press, she argued that she only 화천안마goes to classes for the purpose of learning.
«I don’t do anything other than school! I’ve taken some classes, got some new equipment, and I went to class because I thought it would have an impact on my life,» she wrote. «Now, I’m an academic student with academic interests, I know I’m supposed to be doing those kinds of things, but I just went to school in the first place for the fun of it.»
The post on the Facebook page of the University of Arizona College of Arts 모나코 카지노and Sciences, where Applegarth studies, has garnered thousands of comments, with some accusing her of racism, misogyny, xenophobia and racism.
A photo of Applegarth on a photojournalism website. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
In the page, she is wearing a white dress with purple, black eyeshadow on top and white thigh high socks. «Is this a costume?» asks one commenter, while another comments: «She’s just saying that she’s black. Can’t say that out loud. Just say that’s her costume.»
A commenter who posts under the name «Toby Jones» says: «I’m white, married, and can take a joke and throw it. What do I know about racism?» Applegarth responds: «No I don’t. You can take jokes and put them into my life.»
«I think she needs to learn that she’s racist to realize she isn’t alone in doing it,» Smith said. «I’m not saying she’s wrong to wear a costume, she just needs to get used to the fact that people care. What’s so scary about her story, is she doesn’t know that. And it’s a little sad to me as a teache