MI students’ racist ‘promposal’ sparks probe, questions

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VERMONTVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — An Eaton County school district says it’s investigating a racist “promposal” posted on Instagram.

Maple Valley High School student Grace Guernsey told NBC Lansing affiliate WILX that she spotted the photo of her two classmates smiling, holding up a racist sign on Saturday.  WILX is not identifying the students because they are minors and they were not able to reach them for comment.

“It’s kind of sad. I don’t think they meant offense by it, but they are just uneducated about what really was going on at that time. Yes, it’s not happening now, but we don’t need reminders of what happened in the past…we know,” Guernsey said.

In a statement to WILX, Maple Valley Schools Superintendent Michelle Falcon said the district was notified of the image shared on social media late Saturday, and was “currently investigating the situation.”

A high school senior Sarasota, Florida posted an identical message on social media days before.

The student who made the Florida promposal has since apologized, according to our Nexstar sister station, WFLA. The school district has not announced whether he will face any disciplinary action.
 

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