A senior citizen of Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida, recently decided to ask a girl to graduate school by holding up a sign.
It was written, "If I were black, I would pick cotton, but I'm white, so I'll get you 4 prom?"
An image of the unidentified student with the sign was in social Media releases – where people love subtle discussions about the race lead – over the weekend. It sparked outrage immediately when someone asked Snapchat, "Whooo said that was alright?"
The Sarasota County School District also weighed. It sent counselors to Riverview High School if the students wanted to talk about the controversy and said it would work with civil rights groups like the NAACP to develop a forum for talking about race.
" Although this message is the opinion of a student, we take the matter of race relations and school safety seriously and look forward to working with our students and these External groups have a meaningful and informative dialogue and curriculum on this important national issue.
The sign of the Annunciation also caught the attention of the local NAACP chapter that condemned its message.
The student who made the indictment's sign has since posted an apology on social media, according to WFLA.
Riverview Gymnasium s ROM is scheduled for May 5.
Riverview student Erin Williams, who posted a photo of the sign on Facebook, found the Annunciation a joke that went too far.
"I think it was something he thought was going to be funny, but it's not," said Williams, who's black to WFLA. "This is a good thing to talk about, because you have to recognize something to change it, and then you have to keep it that way," she added.