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Education Politics

School Yearbooks Recalled Over ‘Racist’ and ‘Inappropriate’ Trump Quotes by Graduating Seniors

Written by Philip Hodges

If they had used quotes from Barack Obama, it would have been considered inspirational.

Here, remember this?

But since some students in this Richmond County, North Carolina school, including graduating seniors, had used quotes from President Trump, the yearbooks had to be recalled, because the quotes were deemed ‘racist’ and ‘inappropriate.’

Want to know an example of a ‘racist,’ ‘inappropriate’ quote from Trump?

Under a graduating senior’s yearbook picture was the following: “Build that wall.”

On Richmond County Schools’ Facebook page, they issued an apology:

Earlier this week, it was discovered by school administration that Richmond Early College yearbooks had errors and inappropriate comments. 

The principal immediately collected the distributed yearbooks. 

We regret that this incident has occurred and are currently working with the yearbook’s publisher to make corrections. 

As a district, we do not and will not tolerate inappropriate conduct toward any of our students.

In each situation, our goal is to provide for the well-being of all of our students and prevent recurrences of inappropriate conduct.

“Only a handful of annuals were distributed before the mistake was discovered by the principal,” district spokesman Ashley-Michelle Thublin said in a statement. “Those were taken back up the same morning and the rest were not distributed.”

The ‘Build that wall’ quote was one of several that were used. At this time, we don’t know what other ‘racist’ and ‘inappropriate’ quotes were used.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


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