Thousands of NEGROES painted their face white for Halloween.... From zombies to clowns.... But that is 100 PERCENT ACCEPTABLE....
By now, we would be naive to expect Halloween to come and go without an offensive, racist costume showing up on social media. One student at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), though, has gone above and beyond this year. Charles “Brock” Denton, a sophomore and member of Sigma Tau Gamma, attended a Halloween party thrown by his fraternity on Friday wearing a Bill Cosby costume, according to the Daily Mail. As if dressing as an alleged serial rapist was not enough, the student completed his look with — you guessed it — blackface.
As you try to wrap your mind around the many distasteful elements on display here, consider this: Denton claims he had never heard of “blackface” or its racist history and implications, according to the article. UCA, however, refused to accept Denton’s ignorance as a valid excuse.
According to the UCA campus publication The Echo, UCA President Tom Courtway addressed the incident immediately. Courtway wrote in a handwritten note posted to Twitter:
“A short time ago we were made aware of a picture on social media showing what is purported to be a UCA student wearing blackface. This picture is highly offensive and repugnant, and this representation goes against all we, at UCA believe in and stand for.” Courtway said the photo would be investigated and dealt with accordingly, according to the publication.