Black student suing Minnesota high school over ‘Wigger Day’

(Digital Journal) Quera Pruitt, a graduate of Red Wing High School in Minnesota, is launching a lawsuit against her former secondary school after students parodied African-Americans by participating in "Wednesday Wigger Day."

According to UrbanDictionary.com, the term Wigger is defined as: “A male caucasion, usually born and raised in the suburbs that displays a strong desire to emulate African American Hip Hop culture and style through "Bling" fashion and generally accepted "thug life" guiding principles.”
 
One Minnesota high school is in hot water after its students back in 2009 held a “Wednesday Wigger Day” during its homecoming week. Students pretended to be black by sporting baggy pants, do-rags and oversized jewelry and mimicking mannerisms associated with black culture.
 
Quera Pruitt is now suing Red Wing High School after she filed the lawsuit last week. Pruitt claims she became so depressed that she nearly dropped out of school. She claims the school held the day, also known as “Wangsta Day,” between 2007 and 2009. Pruitt is now seeking $75,000 in damages.

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