A Black student has reportedly been kicked off of campus for the remainder of the semester at Olathe South High in Kansas City after two of his white classmates sparked outrage online for their racist sign which read, “If I was Black, I would be picking cotton, but I’m white so I’m picking you.”
The mother of the girl who checked off the “yes” box on the sign said that an “African-American boy… actually made the sign.”
“This is a striking blow to any semblance of racial progress for the district,” the Kansas City Defender reports.
The Olathe Public School District released a statement regarding the situation but focused mainly on the “misinformation” that is flowing online.
“We will not sweep situations like this under the rug,” the statement reads. “We know that our past is not perfect and we cannot change the things that have already happened. What we can control, is how we move forward.”
More information on the Black student and his alleged involvement is currently unknown at this time.