School official on leave after retweeting a ‘joke’ about interracial couples – but she insists she didn’t see anything racist about it and both her daughters had black prom dates

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Breaking her silence

Reports: Daily Mail

A Virginia high school administrator spoke out Thursday about her racially charged retweet that sparked a student protest this week and caused her to be placed on leave.

Booker T. Washington High School Assistant Principal Amy Strickland released a statement to WAVY-TV saying that she is currently on leave after acknowledging that she retweeted an image that prompted a group of students to walk out of class Monday.

Mattel pulls Barbie book after parents’ outrage at ‘misogynistic’ message

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Barbie

Reports: Daily Mail

Mattel has pulled its Barbie book titled I Can Be a Computer Engineer, after it triggered outrage over the ‘sexist’ and ‘patronizing’ message it sends to young girls.

The $4 book, which was published by Random House and is aimed at three to seven-year-olds, was labeled ‘misogynistic’ by parents for its plot line, which sees Barbie – supposedly a computer engineer – make several technical blunders before turning to her male friends for help.