Onion’s Quvenzhane Wallis Tweet: Satirical Newspaper Blasted For Insulting 9-Year-Old African American Actress
The Onion set Twitter on fire Sunday night after insulting Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis.
The satirical newspaper’s tweet, shown below, called Wallis a “c–t.” Many Twitter users took umbrage to @TheOnion’s comment, particularly since it was aimed at the 9-year-old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”The Onion has had thousands Unfollow them in the hours proceeding but they started with nearly 5 million followers. more
Dissing Black History Month
LOS ANGELES – Three Los Angeles elementary school teachers accused of giving children portraits of O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman and RuPaul to carry in a Black History Month parade have been removed from their classrooms, a school district spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Children from other classes at the school displayed photos of more appropriate black role models, such as Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman and President Barack Obama, Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Gayle Pollard-Terry said.
The incident occurred Friday at Wadsworth Avenue Elementary School in South Los Angeles, where the student body is more than 90 percent Latino.
District Superintendent Ramon Cortines placed the teachers — all white men who teach first, second and fourth grades — on administrative leave on Tuesday while an investigation is conducted, Pollard-Terry said.
“The superintendent will not let anyone make a mockery out of Black History Month,” she said. (more…)