Virginia prep school in hot water after students post a video of themselves in blackfaceBreaking News
tags: racism, Blackface
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A viral video showing a local student in blackface has people divided, with not everyone understanding why some call the video offensive.
The video was part of a class project for a government class at Isle of Wight Academy.
The school has said they do not condone the video and disciplined the students after it was presented, but some weighing in on Facebook have asked, "what's the big deal?" and said the students were just "trying to be historically accurate."
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