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BOE Celebrates African-American History Month In Unique Way

February 15, 2012

Our BOE has made an excellent attempt to become culturally diversified in the school district by going all out to showcase African-American History Month for February.

“The likes of such celebrated African-Americans as musician Dave Matthews, actress Alice Krige, actor Arnold Vosloo, Academy-Award winner Charlize Theron, ‘District 9’ actor Sharlto Copley, and philanthropist Teresa Heinz shows the accomplishments that residents of our community can look up to and aspire to be,” said a spokesman for the Roselle Park BOE.

Although some in town are decrying the loss of significance for African-American History Month, the school board defends its actions, “Look, all these people were born in Africa and they became American citizens. That’s African-American as far as we can see.”

An anonymous member of the district responded in confusion over complaints of the people chosen to represent African-American History Month, “I mean, we didn’t call it ‘Black History Month’ ’cause that would’ve caused backlash. You just can’t please some people.”

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