Student's 'Promposal' Gets Him in Hot Water

High schooler holds up racist sign in Facebook photo
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2019 5:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – An Ohio student's "promposal" is getting him nationwide attention for all the wrong reasons, Fox News reports. The unidentified high school student was seen in a Facebook photo with a girl and holding the sign, "If I was black I'd be picking cotton. But I'm white so I'm picking U for prom." Clear Fork Valley Locals Schools Superintendent Janice Wyckoff called the photo "awful" and told Fox 8 Cleveland it was "a terrible day." She also said the student took down the image and expressed remorse, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "This is a process, growing up is a process, and this is one of those moments that's a teachable moment for this kid that will last a lifetime," she says. But the student has been banned from Clear Fork High School's prom. (Read more racism stories.)

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