Black Grad Claims Her Minnesota High School Promoted a Racist School Spirit

August 5, 2011  |  

(CNN) — A recent graduate is suing a high school she attended, claiming it allowed a “racist” and “bigoted” school spirit event to occur.
According to a federal lawsuit filed July 29, Quera Pruitt, an African-American student, suffered “extreme emotional distress” because of a homecoming event titled “Wednesday Wigger Day,” one of several days that week at Red Wing High School during which students were allowed to dress up in various themes.

“Wigger” is as a slang term for “a white person who emulates the mannerisms, language and fashions associated with African-American culture,” according to a Wikipedia entry, the definition cited in the lawsuit. It is said to be a slur that combines the words “white” or “wannabe” with the word “N-Word.”

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