Some students are following a racist social media trend. A student at Francis Howell High School in Missouri asked his prom date out with a racially incentive sign, according to NBC 5.
The phrase has been used in other prom proposals. The sign read: If I was black I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white so I’m picking you 4 prom.
The school is now investigating the case. In a statement the school said: “The incident is being investigated, and while the District cannot share information about the discipline of specific students, any student that uses demeaning speech and language will receive consequences in accordance with the FHSD Code of Student Conduct.”
This incident follows a white Florida teen whose racist prom proposal when viral last week.