A Florida high school student is certainly apologizing for invoking a ethnic stereotype in his “ promposal” to some fellow student.
The student, recognized as 18-year-old Noah Crowley, held up an indicator in a Snapchat photo this weekend break to ask another Riverview Senior high school student to be his prom day on May 5.
The indication said:
“ If I was black, I’ g be picking cotton, but I’ m white so I’ mirielle picking u 4 prom? ”
The invites was met with a heart-eyed emoji from the recipient. The reaction from the wider community has been absolutely less heart-eyed, according to the California Herald-Tribune. S enior Anton Kernohan told the paper he has been “ disgusted” by Crowley’ h sign.
“ But I believe it is actually important that this issue occurred upon some level, ” Kernohan told the Herald-Tribune on Mon. “ It shows that racism remains alive and well in our modern society, and it shows that racism is still with your life in my generation, and it is something that we all as the youth will have to continue to combat. ”
Crowley reportedly apologized on social media Monday morning, stating it was not his intention in order to offend anyone.
“ After reading the texts plus Snapchat’ s, I truly see how I use offended people and I’ meters sorry. ”
But at least one pupil wasn’ t buying the apology. Based on the station, the student told Crowley on Facebook, “ Man conserve that apology… you meant that which you posted! ”
School area officials told reporters Monday early morning that Crowley’ s sign has been under investigation. A cting principal Kathy Wilks sent this particular message to parents:
“ We want to make everybody aware of a student’ s social networking post that has caused a very regarding situation. It involves one of our senior citizens and his ‘ promposal’ to another college student.
“ It was racial within nature and administration became conscious of it last night. Many who noticed the post are understandably raise red flags to with its contents as well as the subsequent comments to the post. Riverview High School definitely does not condone or support the particular message conveyed in this post. ”
HuffPost provided to Crowley and the school, yet neither immediately responded.
The school region told ABC Action News this is working with local and nationwide civic leaders, including the NAACP, to create a discussion board to discuss the issue of race.
Trevor Harvey, president of the Sarasota chapter of the NAACP, informed the station the organization will advise that Crowley not be allowed to return to any kind of school within the Sarasota district.