S. Ind. school to apologize for racist costumes
Tuesday February 19, 2013 12:00 PM
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Officials at a predominantly white middle school in southern Indiana plan to apologize for costumes students wore to a basketball game that sparked allegations of racism.
Three New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp. officials said Monday they'll write a letter of apology to Parkview Middle School for the costumes.
A handful of students at the district's Highland Hills Middle School wore black masks, including a gorilla mask and one featuring President Barack Obama's likeness, to a Feb. 7 eighth-grade basketball game between the schools.
The parents of some students at Parkview, a Jeffersonville middle school with several African American students and basketball players, questioned if racism was involved.