They should absolutely get in trouble. It was irresponsible. We would consider it ignorant and an embarassment if a black person made a banner with that on it. Why should they be treated any differently? If they are so detached that they innocently thought that was okay while living in the most historically racist state in the country, that speaks more about THEM and how they are raised as well as America's failure to hold white people responsible for their actions than it does about a half Jewish half black rapper from Canada making a song with the n word in it.
The Civil Rights Movement and those people are not even all dead yet. They are our grandparents. My grandad was chased out of his job by a white man that threatened to lynch him.....that white man could very well be one of my white cohorts grand pappy. He was able to profit off of my grandfathers labor, to build his business to leave to his grandchild. So his grandchild could go to the best schools, own some land, have "old money".
Meanwhile, my family and all other black people that had to work for whites started off in the PROJECTS or flat out indigent unable to even work certain jobs. Systematically prevented them to be anything higher than a sharecropper. This is the story of so many in the south. That's how it is down here. That "old money" is dirty. Yet the white children of 2014 are benefiting from it while bopping around in their new Mercedes talm bout "Brotha we made it". .....and muthafukkas are COOL with that? Made it from WHAT? What have you made?
But you know what? White people have been blaming hop hop for the use of the n word since the 80s. Yes TWENTY YEARS after the Civil Rights Movement and they were bytching about this. What relevance does black people using a slur have to do with white people using a slur? What type of logic is that? It's flawed even in reasoning. NO other ethnic group or oppressed group is tested like this. Why? Because they dont take the bait.
I guarantee that school flies a Confederate flag, btw. They should be punished for their actions.