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Superintendent: Prop at Black History Month event was wrong

 

February 28, 2020



Oklahoma City's school superintendent has apologized after a cardboard photo frame emblazoned with watermelons was used at a high school's Black History Month event celebrating soul food.

The oversized frame that attendees could hold while posing for photos was used during the Feb. 20 soul food lunch at Frederick A. Douglass High School, The Oklahoman reported. African Americans have long been subjected to a racist stereotype that they have a particular fondness for watermelon.

Sean McDaniel, the superintendent for Oklahoma City Public Schools, said Thursday that the prop was "inappropriate...



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