I don’t care if the students were encouraged to dress in “all black” it is never cool to be in blackface. I don’t know if they were embolden by “White Vick”, but this isn’t cool at all.
I know they are trying to support their team, but they are sending the wrong message. Showing up in ‘black face’ is unnecessary and it takes away from the game.
Understand just because it is 2011, doesn’t mean everything that happened in the past should be forgotten and I am sure the African-Americans Alums of ASU wouldn’t find any humor in this.
Just be smarter, I know they are young kids and I don’t think they are racists, but this is when the University should protect them from themselves.
Because simply put it is a bad look.
And if you think they didn’t know the implications look at these comments from an ASU Forum on the subject.
If you are unfamilar why someone would find blackface offensive, maybe this video will help.
Pics courtesy of @Jose3030