"Wigger Wednesday" lawsuit alleging racism in Red Wing resolved

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"Wigger Wednesday" lawsuit resolved
See also: "Wigger Wednesday": Black student sues school district alleging racism
A black student's lawsuit against Red Wing High School over "Wigger Wednesday" has been settled pending court approval.

Last summer, Quera Pruitt sued the high school for allowing students to create a "Wigger Wednesday" during homecoming. That created a racially hostile environment for Pruitt, according to her attorney, Joshua Williams, who told City Pages at the time that "'Wigger Day' is the same thing as 'Nigger Day.'"

About 60-70 students "wore cocked baseball caps, sports jerseys, and gang colors" for at least three years running, according to the lawsuit, in celebration of "Wigger Wednesday," which was also known as "Wangster Day."

Although the event wasn't formally sanctioned by the school, administrators did nothing to punish the organizers or prevent the event, so Pruitt sued the school district.

That lawsuit has been resolved this week, according to a report in the Rochester Post-Bulletin. The Red Wing school board voted to settle the lawsuit 6-1, although the school board's members refused to discuss the settlement with the paper.

Pruitt's attorney confirmed to City Pages that the lawsuit is over.

"The matter has been resolved for an undisclosed amount, pending court approval," Joshua Williams said.

He declined to discuss the lawsuit further.

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lkjfsld
lkjfsld

dis is why i stay the fuck away from white people, especially these young whites aka "yuppies-in-training".

 

and no, im not black.....just a non-white.

mnexpat
mnexpat

You want skin-tight pants and bell bottoms to come back?

Joe
Joe

 And that pertains how?

S. Abdul Otherwise Himself
S. Abdul Otherwise Himself

Nowhere near as bad as the Katherine Liend settlement.  She got $150,000 after smacking a cop, getting arrested and complaining that she was injured while handcuffed. 

MrGasso
MrGasso

I'd like to Wig Out!

afterglide
afterglide

My sagging started about 10 years ago and doesn't seem to be getting any better.

C Bone
C Bone

When is that rock music gonna go out of style? My god! I've been saying this since for over 50 years now!

CinBlueland
CinBlueland

 I was being PC so as not to offend the average CP reader.

Gangsta
Gangsta

Idiots because they act like black people. Yeeeeah boi!!!!

Tito
Tito

Urban culture my ass.

Pip
Pip

How much longer is this sagging thing going on?  My god!  Walk down the Nicollet mall any weekday afternoon.  dozens of kids sagging.  I remember seeing it back in the mid-90's.  That's nearly twenty years ago.  Same with rap.  There was a time when black folk in this country were the drivers of culture and fashion.  Seems they've been stuck in the same rut now for two decades.  So sad to see the Kings of Culture devolve into the slaves of Madison Avenue.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland

 Actually it's mocking the White idiots that like to embrace certain aspects of urban black culture.

Indymarketing
Indymarketing

What next? Everyone in this country is entitled... as long as they are ultra sensitive. If people dont see things your way, sue the shit out of them.

mars
mars

I agree - I wouldn't mind the lawsuits if what they went for was making a statement about a wrongdoing and maybe the cost of their attorney fees!

Gimmesome
Gimmesome

It hurts so much, but wait, some money will make the hurt go away. Ouch. Crocodile tears. 

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