Virginia Sherriff’s Deputy Reassigned After Wearing 'Blackface'

A sheriff's deputy was reassigned from normal duty after photos surfaced of her wearing 'blackface'. (Credit: The Root)

A sheriff's deputy was reassigned from normal duty after photos surfaced online of her wearing 'blackface'.

A York-Poquoson Sheriff's deputy is being reassigned from her D.A.R.E. officer role in the school system after a local NAACP issued a complaint stating her Halloween costume was offensive, an official said. Diggs said Deputy Jean Browning, who is white, dressed up at a private party as Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who is African-American, and her boyfriend was dressed up as President Donald Trump.

NAACP officials criticized Deputy Browning.

NAACP officials in the release criticized the sheriff’s office for not taking disciplinary action and called for her to be reassignment from the D.A.R.E. program. “Deputy Browning’s conduct expressly contradicts D.A.R.E.’s goal by mocking members of the York County community and school,” the release states.

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