The San Diego Unified School District middle schooler who was suspended for wearing “blackface” (pictured) has had his suspension upheld — despite a legal warning from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression.
The description of student J.A.’s “offense” reads “painted his face black at a football game” and was noted under the category “hate incidents” with “offensive comment, intent to harm.”
J.A. said the paint was just school spirit for the football game. His parents told school officials he never even heard of “blackface” until someone told him about it.