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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.)

Olive Garden Manager Fired After Complying With Customer’s Racist Request

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Olive Garden Manager Fired After Complying With Customer’s Racist Request

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Good o’l reliable Olive Garden, your favorite first date option as a broke highschooler, is getting the heat this week. After news broke that an occurrence of racism occurred at one of its Indiana establishments, patrons of the Italian-inspired franchise have tons of questions.

A manager at an Olive Garden in Evansville, Indiana complied to a racist request by a couple over the weekend, leaving a Black waitress in shock.

When a white couple chose to dine at the Olive Garden in Evansville, Indiana over the weekend, they requested they be served by a white person only. Instead of standing up for his employees and asking for the pair to leave, the manager complied with the request leaving a hostess and another customer to complain on Instagram.

Now the manager is out of a job.

The incident went viral after being shared by customer Maxwell Robbins  on Facebook.

I’m never going back to the Olive Garden in Evansville. A few white people come in a says that they refuse service from…

Posted by Maxwell Robbins on Sunday, March 1, 2020

According to Robbins the white guests refused service from a “colored” server and asked to speak to a manager.

“The manager without hesitation ensures that they will not receive service from a person of color. That couple should’ve been refused service for even asking something like that,” Robbins complained.

Soon after sharing his post, 16-year-old Amira Donahue, a black hostess who had been berated by the white couple also posted a complaint.

Racism is still prevalent in 2020! After years of experiencing micro aggressions and attitudes simply because of my…

Posted by Amira Donahue on Sunday, March 1, 2020

According to Newsweek, when one of the white customers asked for hot water and Amira brought it to the table, the customer requested “a server who wasn’t black. The couple then proceeded to talk about her to co-workers and claimed that she was not “family-friendly.” Amira went onto express her disappointment and hurt of not being backed by the restaurants management staff.

In response to the incident, Olive Garden conducted an investigation and issues a statement.

“We have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind, and the manager involved no longer works for our company,” an Olive Garden spokesperson told TODAY in a statement.

Normani Finally Opens Up About Camila Cabello’s Text Calling Her The N-Word

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Normani Finally Opens Up About Camila Cabello’s Text Calling Her The N-Word

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When news first emerged of Camila Cabello’s racist remarks from the past, just about every Fifth Harmony fan was hurt.

Earlier last year, old Tumblr racist posts that had been created by Cabello resurfaced and made the rounds hurting fans and at least one of her group members.

The old Tumblr posts which had been shared by Cabello between 2012 and 2013 surfaced on Twitter and showed that she had used the N-Word and other derogatory language. She also was shown to have once mocked Rihanna for her 2009 physical assault by then-boyfriend Chris Brown. Soon after the posts were released, the old Tumblr account had been deactivated and Cabello issued an apology stating she was “uneducated and ignorant” at the time of the posts and apologized for using “horrible and hurtful” language.

In once instance, a message between Camila Cabello and her good friend Marielle Guzman, reveals that the “Havana” singer called her own group member, Normani Hamilton, the N-word.

Cabello’s career started with the musical girl group Fifth Harmony, an all women’s lineup that had been touted and celebrated by its fans for its diversity and push for sisterhood. As the only Black singer in the group, Normani had already faced quite a bit of racial attacks from the bands fans and critics. In an article by The New York Times, published in 2016 just before Cabello left, the news outlet observed how “In fan enclaves across the web, a subset of Fifth Harmony followers called Ms. Kordei “Normonkey,” “coon,” and “nigger.” One said she “deserves to be lynched.” Another Photoshopped her face onto the body of a woman hanging from a tree.”

No doubt, Cabello’s comments were damaging but they also have put her former group member in physical harms way.

In a recent profile for Rolling Stone, Normani said that she had been “hurt” by Camila Cabello’s racist Tumblr posts and were made even more difficult by constant racial abuse from trolls.

“It would be dishonest if I said that this particular scenario didn’t hurt me,” the singer said in her interview with Rolling Stone. “It was devastating that this came from a place that was supposed to be a safe haven and a sisterhood because I knew that if the tables were turned I would defend each of them in a single heartbeat. It took days for her to acknowledge what I was dealing with online and then years for her to take responsibility for the offensive tweets that recently resurfaced. Whether or not it was her intention, this made me feel like I was second to the relationship that she had with her fans.”