High school cancels musical after white student lands lead role:

Protests of the production began when an African-American student quit Ithaca High School’s musical production due to the role of Esmeralda being given to a white classmate.

“It shows you that theater wasn’t made for you,” the student told the Ithaca Journal. “And it shows you that, if you can’t get the parts that are written for you, what parts are you going to get?”

But wait, there’s more!

“At best, this is cultural appropriation,” the student group wrote, alleging racial bias within the Performing Arts Program at IHS, and “at worst, it is whitewashing, a racist casting practice which has its roots in minstrelsy.”

If only there were a place where students could be taught about history and literature and culture they might not assume that their African ancestry entitles them to the part of a French Gypsy.

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KimmyQueen
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When more and more white folks start doing killing of poc’s, more and more of the blame will have to fall on the heads of the militant idiots.

PsychoDad
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Yeah man, she right. We SHOULD work to break color lines in theater and film, just like they did in “Hamilton”.

Now. How about a new movie about the life of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, starring Adam Sandler in the title role?

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Another bunch of whinny piss ant idiots from NY good grief!!! What is in the water in that state? If I was the Superintendent at this {skuul discrict} I would 1) IMMEDIATELY CANCEL this program. 2) SUSPEND or give out detention for disrupting school activities. Then I would ask ALL OF THEM IF they ACTUALLY KNEW the HISTORY of this play.
First I’m not sure they can READ A BOOK unless of course they get a synopsis of it in 140 characters or less on twatter. Second they got their interpretation of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” from the DISNEY CARTOON which does in fact use a female of color (brown) to play Esmeralda. All of that I gleaned from the assorted BS they linked in the article concerning the play. From the letter they wrote the school board and from the BUTT-FACE POSTING the group has. You should really go back and read it you will not believe what they have to say. Oh I do warn you though make sure you read their screeds on an empty stomach I almost hurled while reading it!!!

PsychoDad
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SSGRick
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SSGRick

Wish I could hit that thumbs up button a million times buddy! YOU NAILED IT!

sifi
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sifi

Pointed out in the comments…
The character of Esmeralda is clearly a Caucasian. If these Social Justice Warriors would have spent the time to actually READ the book The Hunchback of Notre Dame they would KNOW this fact. Esmeralda was taken at birth (kidnapped). Her real parents were a French mother and Nobleman father (both European). Please explain to me how this MANDATES that a black student can only play that part?

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Its called life you damn pussy

This whinny ass mind set is right in line with the cry baby who didn’t get to carry the American Flag because he lost a damn coin toss. Guess the coins is now a racist.

Not so silent
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Not so silent

“I am mad cause I can’t be the star, so I am going to lay down and scream…Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”…..Talk about an entitled little fuck.

JPTravis
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WTF? This is taking racial victimization to a whole new level of stupid. And those three idiots in the photo at the top of the article? I feel sorry for them. They haven’t got a clue and what’s more they apparently don’t have an adult in their life willing to give them a clue. How is this supposed to work, even if you bend over backward to appease their stupidity? If you don’t have a Romani student in your high school, you can’t put on “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”? If you don’t have a native of Israel and a Roman in your high school you can’t put on the passion of Christ? You can’t do Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in your high school unless you have a Scottish student and three witches? WHERE ARE THE ADULTS AT THIS HIGH SCHOOL!

Joe Redfield
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Joe Redfield

Typical Progressive behavior – pissing in the soup.

Not so silent
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Not so silent

And wanting to serve it to the masses….

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

I feel sorry for these black “activists”. When they get out here in the real world they will not know how to take rejection for any reason, they will waste their lives thinking the only reason they cannot get ahead is because “whitey”, or someone anyway, is out to hold them back. Never understanding they are the reason they have such a sorry life.

Muhammad el Bacon
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Muhammad el Bacon

From my experience, most inner city blacks are taught to hate whites at the same time they’re learning to walk, which is very similar to how Palestinian parents teach their children to hate Jews and dying for the moon god is an act of virtue