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Fargo first grader's parent calls talent show act "racist"

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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo first grade class will not be participating in the school's talent show, after a concerned parent called their act  "racist."


Their stunt was supposed to be performing the "Y-M-C-A" during Bennett Elementary's May talent show.

A first grade teacher there asked parents to have their kids wear clothes like the Village people for show.

Some would come dressed as a policeman, a cowboy, a biker dude, a construction worker or Native American.

But one mom says asking her daughter, and her classmates to dress up like an Indian, is offensive.

Elaine Bolman: “I'm not in a position to do anything for these educators and hopefully those people that are can make the right choices so all students of any culture and race won't feel singled out or like their race is being stereotyped against.”

Bennett Elementary staff did pull plans for the YMCA song.