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

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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.

Has anything like this ever happened at your school? What do you think of this whole thing? Speak on it in the comments below!

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