Highline School District investigating photo of student dressed in 'black face' at high school dance

TUKWILA, Wash. -- The practice of white actors and singers using black make-up in the 19th century to represent a stereotype of black people was criticized as being racist.

The Highline School District is investigating the photo of a girl at a Raisbeck Aviation High School dance in Tukwila who appeared to be dressed in 'black face,' and why school staff allowed it to happen.

The girl in question reportedly was dressed as a character from the movie "Napoleon Dynamite."

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