A posted titled “101 Things Black and Latina Girls Should Know,” that appeared at Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Green Valley Ranch has people outraged. Although it had a handful of positive messages like “Your body is beautiful just the way it is,” a few others raised eyebrows.
“Wearing too much makeup looks like a clown,” was one.
“‘Twerkin and grinding’ ain’t cute,” and “Experience holding a book (not a Kindle or reading on the Internet) this is so important for you to remember how far you have come as Black and Brown people,” are other statements that some found offensive.
One student who spoke with a local Fox news station expressed her concern.
“[Martin Luther King Jr.] died for us to have our rights, for black and whites to be together, all races,” student Kayla Matton, told Fox 31. “For a poster to be in a school pointing it toward specifically black and Latina girls, I don’t like that.”
But don’t think the black and Latino boys were left out in the ridicule.
Another posted stated that there were “easier ways to make money than playing professional sports or rapping,” according to Fox 31.
“That’s highly offensive, that’s pretty derogatory toward very specific groups of people,” student Victor Corrl told Fox 31.
The school board issued a statement in regards to the poster.
“Denver Public Schools seeks to ensure that the diverse cultures of our students and community are valued and respected. We understand the concerns raised by those who found the poster offensive and are reviewing this situation so that we can help prevent issues like this in the future,” the statement read. “And, we will continue our work to support responsible and effective conversations about diversity in our schools.”