Tuesday, November 05, 2013

'Jesus' Booted from Predominantly Jewish IL School

Marshon Sanders, a recently-baptized Christian twelfth-grade student, arrived at his public high school in the affluent Chicago suburb of Highland Park dressed for Halloween as Jesus Christ, but was immediately removed from class.  School administrators told Marshon to remove his costume because it was offensive, even though other students were dressed as Greek gods, Catholic priests, Mormons, and Moses.

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-- From "Highland Park H.S. student pulled from class over Jesus costume" by Judith Masterson, Chicago Sun-Times 10/31/13

According to Sanders’ mother, Angenetta Frison, some teachers found his costume offensive. He was readmitted to school after changing out of the costume, Frison said.

Shortly before school let out for the day, the high school released a statement, saying that upon further review, Sanders was told he could put the costume back on.

But Frison, who met with school administrators along with her son to discuss the matter, said he chose not to do so.

“They realized they might have been premature and didn’t really assess the situation,” said Frison.

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From "Boy dressed up like Jesus Christ temporarily kicked out of school" by Carol Kuruvilla, New York Daily News 11/1/13

17-year-old Marshon Sanders stepped into Highland Park High School Thursday morning wearing a white toga, red sash, sandals, a giant cross necklace and a crown of thorns.

. . . The Christian deity is something of a superhero for this deeply religious teen. Sanders made a conscious decision to get baptized over the summer. The mother and son are members of the Jesus Name Apostolic Church in Waukegan.

[His mother] said that her neighborhood is “predominantly white and predominantly Jewish.” Although diversity and inclusion are a big part of her community, she wonders if race was a factor and whether seeing a “black Jesus” was what caused the tensions.

“Racism, stereotypes, and prejudice still exist everywhere,” the mother said. “If it had been a Caucasian student who dressed up as Jesus, would it have the same impact and sensitivity? Would they be pulled out of two classes?”

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