High School Seniors Smile Big and Pose in Photo Spelling Out Racial Slur

A little more than a year ago, a group of high school seniors in Sullivan, Missouri thought it would be fun to wear blackface at their powder puff game. Three days ago, another senior crew decided spelling out a racial slur would make the perfect photo op.

According to HuffPo, a group representing the senior class of Phoenix, Arizona’s Desert Vista High School initially gathered together, decked out in lettered tees, to spell out “BEST*YOU’VE*EVER*SEEN*CLASS*OF*2016” for their yearbook. Things went all the way left, though, when after the yearbook photo was taken, six of those girls chose to pose in such a way that their shirts spelled out something more along the lines of the worst you’ve ever seen — the N-word.

Spoiler Alert: Racism is never cute or funny. Why is it that some people still don’t seem to get that? Like, for real, though?

A letter was sent home to families that day, but there’s still no word on how the girls will be disciplined. Meanwhile, a civil rights protest is planned to take placed outside the school this afternoon and a petition with more than 37,000 signatures is calling for the girls’ expulsion.

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