Principal defends 'racist' awards

2012-08-17 08:32

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Cape Town - The principal of a Cape Town high school embroiled in an outcry over the school’s so-called racist awards defended his school by saying they were part of the school’s tradition.

The Cape Argus earlier in the week reported how pupils at Stellenberg High in Bellville received awards like “Coconut” and “Dark Knight” for the blackest pupil, Pimp Master, Cradle Snatcher, Legally Blonde, GHD most straightened hair and Mr Sporty.

Some parents took offence at the categories and callers to CapeTalk radio station had various views on the matter.

The Western Cape education department said the school was dealing with the matter and agreed that some categories could be seen as offensive.

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