LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — In reaction to a photo circulating on social media of a student holding a racist promposal sign, Vandegrift High School’s principal sent a letter home to families and said the school is investigating.
In the photo, a student held a paper sign with the words “If I was black, I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white so I’m picking U 4 prom?” Principal Charlie Little confirmed the boy is a Vandegrift High School student.
“There is absolutely nothing humorous about slavery, and its use in this context goes against the values and ethical principles we teach,” Little wrote. He added the student may have intended the post on Snapchat to be a “humorous reenactment of a 2018 meme that garnered national attention.” In that case, the Florida high school student posted a photo of himself holding a sign with the same wording. He faced school discipline and did not attend prom, NBC News reported.