Ohio Teen Banned from Prom After Racist Promposal Sign Goes Viral

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An Ohio high school student was banned from prom after a photo of his racist prom proposal sign went viral.

The photo shows the unidentified student standing next to a girl with a “promposal” poster that read, “If I was Black I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white so I’m picking U for prom!”

Clear Fork Valley Local Schools Superintendent Janice Wyckoff told the Mansfield News Journal that the student lives in the district but goes to another school and will not be allowed to attend Clear Fork High School’s prom. Wyckoff said the student was “spoken to” and that the speech displayed on the student’s poster was inappropriate.

“I want to make it clear that our school district is disappointed in this situation,” Wyckoff wrote in a statement to the News Journal. “Our student body should not be defined by a single act of a student, who…

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