Monday marked #MartinLutherKing’s annual National Holiday. To celebrate his tremendous accomplishments, some people did service project. Others participated in youth activities, and then a few #Oklahoma students posted a picture to Instagram wearing a dark “beauty” mask.
Wait, what? Yes, you read that correctly.
The photo was posted to Instagram by “Abbey.lieveicanfly” and immediately garnered lots of negative attention, especially from Black students on campus. While lots of spectators jumped to conclusion about the picture, not everyone assume the girls had ill intent. One student even noted “I wouldn’t think twice about posting a picture with a dark face mask on because I know it’s just a beauty product and no harm is intended,” the student wrote. “Why would it be any different to post a picture in a black/grey face mask on any other day? Your thoughts?
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