What the hell is going on down there in Mississippi?
Do you believe this shit? In celebration of Black History Month, a Mississippi grade school was actually going to have a cotton picking day. And to make it worse, some of the elementary school students at Lillie Burney Elementary School of Hatteisburg were going to actually dress as slaves.
Thank goodness for Roy Coleman who was so upset about the whole idea of a Cotton Picking Day celebration that he actually made a real stink about it, and forced the school to reconsider and change the day to a more conventional career day.
Now that sounds better. Teach children about careers instead of how to pick cotton.
The nerve of some of these Southern white folks......but field, it was a predominantly black school doing this. Well I will be damned. Just when you think you catch whitey slipping, it turns out that we are the ones who are teaching our kids that we should be celebrating and memorializing the picking of cotton.
I swear, the age of Obama has me all fucked up.