What in the high school hell is up with these racist promposals?
April 15, 2016 at 6:03 am
Between the months of April through June, the influx of photos related to prom season are not rare to find.
From the moment a teen actually finds a date to the second they enter the dance, social media grants us an invite to the biggest social event of every high school student's life (whether we want to be there or not). But, times are definitely changing and the lengths teenagers will go to to make prom season extraordinary is off the charts
glad to be going to prom with him 💚 pic.twitter.com/VbnKt62hDK— kae (@xkaaaelyn) April 14, 2016
R.I.P. to the American Prom. Y'all done let these born in 1998 kids destroy it, yo. pic.twitter.com/QI7lqbNdC1 — DJ R-Tistic (@dj_RTistic) April 15, 2016Among the kids who use the most ornate, theatrical, and thoughtful ways to ask their fellow classmates to prom, there are a few who have chosen to employ racist epithets and offensive cultural stereotypes. As there appears to be an increase in this deplorable lack of sensitivity and ignorant sense of judgment, it begs the need to ask a few necessary questions about the state of today's promposals
Why are teenagers agreeing to accompany their racist peers? Is the struggle for companionship that real out there?
Where are the parents of the children receiving these invitations? Are they okay with their child taking photos with a peer who doesn't respect them? How do they feel about the fact that their child said "yes"? Where are the adults who condoned the insensitive invitation created by their child? How would they feel if the tables were turned?
Stop racist prom proposals 2kforever ✌🏽️ pic.twitter.com/X5fRZzFZUh — Queen Nzinga (@QueenNzinga13) April 3, 2016
With some of these promposals taking place on school grounds, why is there no disciplinary action for students who incite and carry out these types of stereotypical and hateful messages? Can we whip out a code of conduct real quick?
I'm blind. There is no fucking way. pic.twitter.com/qcWBMYcliN— fivehead (@blackheaux) April 3, 2016