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Palos Verdes High School ‘promposal’ spells out racist slur

A Palos Verdes High School student’s promposal has sparked outrage after a photograph surfaced showing a racial slur highlighted in the message on a poster board.

The sign, which calls the girl “racist,” has certain letters highlighted in the request that she go to prom that spell out a racial slur for blacks.

A mother of a student posted the picture to Twitter Tuesday calling on parents to contact the high school’s administration and “condemn this horrific sensibility.”

Several people responded to her tweet, calling the photograph of a smiling boy and girl with the poster board “disgusting” and “terrible.”

Principal Allan Tyner issued a statement Tuesday condemning the promposal.

“We were made aware today by some of our students of an invitation that incorporated a slang term for (an) African American and features two of our high school students,” the statement said. “We have been in touch with the identified students and their families to inform them that we are forming a response and anticipate severe consequences.”

Tyner also said the school was investigating to determine who else may have participated in the promposal, including who took the photo.


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