Miami Teacher Paints Blackface On Preschool Students

Parents Outraged After Miami Preschool Teacher Paints Blackface On Students For Black History Month

Parents are reportedly pulling their children out of a Miami preschool. According to WPLG, the action comes after photos on the school’s messaging app showed children in blackface.

More About The Blackface Photos Seen By Parents

According to WPLG, the photos seen by parents were captioned “Black History Month” on the school’s messaging app. The preschool is located in the Little River neighborhood of Miami.

A woman named Courtney Politis explained how she learned of the photos.

One of my closest friends contacts me, whose son is in the class, and is, like, ‘You won’t believe what they just did today?’

Politis saw photos of the children, as young as two years old, dressed as construction workers, police officers, and doctors. While their faces were “painted black.”

The woman responded in shock.

She told me that they painted everyone’s face in Blackface and said, ‘Happy Black History Month.’ I was like, ‘There’s no way this is real. This can’t be real.’ Then, of course, the anger and disbelief, and the heartbreak that comes from all of this.

The Preschool Owner’s Alleged Response

The woman said she immediately texted the owner of the preschool.

I’m like, this is racist! And she proceeds to respond back with, ‘I’m sorry? I don’t understand?’… ‘What is racist? In our school we don’t use this [word] (cq) neither we have this kind of mind.’

Politis said that the photos were shared on February 3rd. However, when she sat down with the preschool director the following day, her tone had a “180-degree change.”

Her tone? A 180-degree change. Super apologetic and from what I understand, she even told us that over 40 to 50 families contacted her over the weekend.

In a letter to parents, the owner wrote that they never intended to offend anyone with the photos.

We have not intended to offend anyone, and we are very sorry about any inconvenience.

However, many parents, including Politis, are not going to let the ignorant action slide.

Parents Are Reportedly Pulling Their Children Out Of The Preschool

Politis explained to the outlet that she has pulled her children out of the preschool. And other parents, who are mostly non-Black, are doing the same.

I don’t have the luxury of ignorance, and I’m glad that other parents are being proactive and not being part of this and hopefully for a better future for everyone.

According to WPLG, there has been no word on whether the teacher responsible for the blackface has been reprimanded. According to Fox News, the teacher is Latina.

In a separate correspondence to parents, the preschool director stated that a meeting was held with staff and teachers to review “several ethical and multicultural education points.”


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