Federal Govt.: Homeland Security Employee Wins Award for Blackface Costume

According to the Associated Press, a White employee of the Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), won an award of “most outstanding costume” at a Halloween event held during the workday (that is, on duty working for the citizens and taxpayers of the United States).

The sponsor of the event was Julie Myers, ICE’s Assistant Secretary.

The employee’s costume consisted of:

The employee wore a striped prison outfit, dreadlocks and darkened skin make-up […]

Assistant Secretary Myers was one of the judges that praised the costume. Myers also took a picture with the winning employee, the Associated Press reported.

After receiving complaints, Myers apologized, the employee was sent for counseling, and the photograph taken of Myers and the employee with the blackface costume was deleted.

Myers is a recess appointee, and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has placed a senatorial “hold” on her confirmation vote.

This incident is only further proof that ACRI’s ballot initiative campaign against affirmative action is extremely premature and unwise.