And my son John also posted about the story, and I left a comment over there. I wrote:
Why isn't there an outcry of racism against whoever looked at this picture and thought this is a depiction of black people? You have to have a pattern in your head to do that particular pattern recognition. If these students had had that pattern in their head, they wouldn't have put the picture up (I hope). So who's harboring the racist stereotype? I'm just saying one could flip this very easily and those who called the students out are somehow feeling invulnerable to the very kind of treatment they are dishing out.