NAACP meets with Sarasota school leaders after racially insensitive promposal goes viral

Posted at 2:08 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 18:06:43-04

Members of the Sarasota NAACP were at Riverview High School on Monday afternoon to talk about race relations after a student’s racially insensitive promposal sparked the conversation last week. Students said there have racial tensions at the school this year, including fights.  

Racially offensive promposal posted on social media prompts school district investigation

“The promposal was like pouring gas on a fire," said senior Jewelle Scott.

The post in question showed a student with a sign that read "If I was black I'd be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm  picking U 4 prom?"

Sarasota County Schools released a statement following the viral post. Read here.

School leaders and NAACP members met with students to talk about race relations and hear suggestions about ways to improve the school environment.

“I hope that program helps people understand to be open minded towards people who are not like them,” said Scott.

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