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A Student Holding A Racist Promposal Sign Is Banned From The School Dance And Good

Ah promposals. The creative invitations that flood our social media feed with images of bears, hearts, goldfishes in kiddie pools. They’re supposed to be fun, creative, sweet.

Not. Racist.

Now, a student at a Ohio high school is getting a lesson on tact and how to do a proper proposal after creating a racist sign for the dance. He’s also being banned from attending the dance and taking the date he proposed to in the first place.

A Clear Fork High School student promposal went viral this week after peers spotted its racist signage.

Proposing to his date with a sign that said the student wrote: “If I was black I’d be picking cotton but I’m white so I’m picking u for prom.”

We’re not sure if the sign actually got him a date but outlets have reported that the school’s superintendent, Janice Wyckoff , says he’s banned from attending the dance. Speaking to CNN about the incident Wyckoff said, “What I thought was, how disappointing — this is in 2019 — we are still dealing with this stuff, with racial slurs.” She also said that after administrators spoke with the student he apologized.

According to Wyckoff he wrote a message to his peers on FB saying “I’m sorry for upsetting anyone, I didn’t mean it like that. I’m really sorry, I will say sorry to anyone… I didn’t mean to hurt you or anything like that, it was just for a laugh. I’m sorry, I really am. I’ll say it to your face or anything really.”

Hopefully the school will use this moment to educate their students on racism in the U.S. and fingers crossed the student’s parents drill some sense and knowledge into him to.

In the meantime, here are some pics of Latino students who NAILED promposals this year.

Guys!! This. Is. How. You. Do. It. This girl’s date got her a WHOLE mariachi for her invitation and it is the sweetest.

And this one used her love for the zodiac!!

Now that’s a match that has to be in the stars!

These two literally had the cutest date night and matched!!

Now THAT is some gold!

This guy got his girl a LITERAL BUNNY!!!

And he did it on Easter?? Like DANG.

Which is almost as cute as this guy who got his girl a husky and rhyme.

Now that one is for the memories!

Guys! This guy literally took his girl to Disney like come on.

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Now he is a true prince! (Girl with the racist date, do better.)

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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In another incident that highlights the anti-Asian sentiment that is on the rise in recent months, a 70-year-old California woman was attacked in Eagle Rock, earlier this month. According to news reports, a young woman attacked her while she was exiting the bus to pick up groceries.

The elderly woman, who goes by Becky, is Mexican-American. But her attacker yelled an anti-Asian slur at her before physically assaulting her.

According to AAPI news site Asian Dawn, Becky’s attacker was a 23-year-old woman who was also riding the bus with her. The woman did nothing to provoke the attack. The young woman ended up dragging the older woman from the back of the bus to the front of the bus. Becky ended up in the hospital with a broken nose, a concussion, two severely swollen eyes, and chunks of her hair torn from her head.

According to Becky’s son, who only goes by Pete, while the family are Mexican-American, people often mistake their family for being of Asian descent. According to Pete, no one intervened to stop the young woman from attacking his mother.

“Nobody would help. Not even the bus driver,” the woman’s son told The Eastsider.

Finally, the young woman stopped her attack after a fellow passenger called 911. The police were able to apprehend the young woman after issuing a bulletin for her arrest.

According to Pete, his mother has a long road of recovery ahead of her. Already suffering from lupus and arthritis, her mother is having trouble walking. Her leg is badly bruised from the assault.

The fact that the victim was Mexican-American serves to illustrate how ignorant and hateful these racist attacks are. There is no rhyme or reason to hate.

Many are linking the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virus originated in Wuhan, China. The violent racists that have been attacking people who appear to be of Asian descent believe that Asian-Americans are somehow personally responsible for the pandemic.

If you to support the #StopAsianHate cause, donate to organizations like gofundme.com/AAPI or the Asian American Legal defense fund here.

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

Police have taken another Black man’s life, this time it’s 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Protests have broken out in cities across the country as the nation reacts to the killing of yet another young Black man.

But as the nation reacts to the murder, Wright’s family – his mother and child – need all the support they can get right now and thankfully there are many ways that we can all be better allies while helping support the family that Wright leaves behind.

Daunte Wright is the third high-profile police murder in Minneapolis.

Daunte Wright was driving to his older brother’s house with his girlfriend on Sunday afternoon, when police pulled him over for expired tags. Police said they found an existing warrant for Wright’s arrest and attempted to handcuff him.

Bodycam footage revealed Officer Kim Potter shot Wright when she claimed to be reaching for her taser. He died on the scene, just 10 miles from where former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd.

According to CNN, Daunte’s death is at least the third high-profile death of a Black man at the hands of police in Minnesota in the last five years. And Daunte Wright’s death comes less than a year after the police killing of George Floyd, which sparked protests around the world.

Daunte Wright leaves behind a family still struggling with such an immense loss.

Daunte’s mother, Katie Wright, spoke out about the fear he experienced before his death. Daunte called her after the police pulled him over, at the suggestion of his older brother. “I know my son was scared. He’s afraid of the police, and I just seen and heard the fear in his voice. But I don’t know why, and it should have never escalated the way it did,” Katie told Good Morning America on April 13.

According to Katie, Daunte believed he was getting pulled over for his hanging air fresheners, then she heard “scuffling” and an officer told him to hang up the phone. “I tried to call back three, four times and the girl that was with him answered the phone and she said that they shot him and he was lying in the driver’s seat unresponsive.”

If you’d like to help support Daunte’s family and demand justice, below are a few resources and action items:

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