A High School Teen Posed With A Racist Sign. Now Her Mom Is Placing The Blame On A Black Student.
The woman's daughter was seen holding up a sign that read: "If I was black I would be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking you for [homecoming]."
October 05, 2021 at 8:25 pm
Rather than take accountability, a Kansas mom is deflecting blame on a Black student after her daughter was seen holding up a racist sign.
According to KSHB, a student at Olathe South High School took a picture with a poster that read: "If I was black I would be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking you for [homecoming]."
Two white teens appeared to pose behind the poster that also appeared to have several pieces of cotton glued to it.
The mom, identified as Rhonda Windholz, said the person who created the poster and took the picture of her daughter and the other student was Black.
This photo of an Olathe South student’s homecoming sign has been going around social media all weekend. @kmbc
It reads: “If I was Black I would be picking cotton, but I'm White so I'm picking you for HOCO.”
At 9 & 10 we’ll hear from a parent and an aunt—who are both outraged. pic.twitter.com/lkBDleogyC
— Jackson Kurtz (@jacksonKMBC9) September 27, 2021
"One Caucasian and one African-American boy were involved. It was the African-American boy who actually made the sign, already marked up and took the picture," Windholz said. "This by no means makes it right but should shed some light on the situation."
"Caught up in the excitement of being asked to her first ever homecoming, our daughter held the sign that was given to her. It was only after actually comprehending the situation, that she realized what was happening. She blatantly said no!! By then, it was too late," she said, adding that her family is diverse and believes "all lives matter."
The other student in the picture attends St. James Academy in Lenexa, Newsweek reports.
The school sent out a message to parents. Principal Dale Longenecker said the school was "committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for all students."
According to KSHB, another school, Park Hill South High School, has also reported another racist incident with students creating a petition to reinstate slavery.