Promposals are often cute ways for teens to ask for a prom date. However, one White teen in Sarasota, Florida decided to reveal his racist views while asking for a date.
Noah Crowley, an 18-year-old at Riverview High, sent a girl a promposal via Snapchat. The sign read, “If I was black, I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white, so I’m picking u 4 prom.” The girl on the receiving end responded by placing two heart-eye emojis under the photo, implying that she found him and the promposal attractive.
The young woman shared the photo with friends who eventually posted it on other social media sites. The photo eventually went viral as Crowley was blasted for his racist promposal.
School officials responded by writing, “Although this message is one student’s opinion, we take the matter of racial relations and school safety seriously, and we look forward to working with our students and these outside groups to have a meaningful and informative dialogue and expanded curriculum related to this important national topic.”
However, Crowely has yet to be punished by school officials.
The incident sheds light on how racism is affecting millennials. Barack Obama’s presidency caused some to believe that teens and young adults were less racist than previous generations. However, a Black president and the prominence of Black culture in the mainstream has yet to kill the evil reality of racism. Trump’s racist messages has empowered racists across the nation.
We need to find out what colleges this kid has been accepted to and flood them with this photo and get those taken away. His white privilege doesn’t need to be checked, it needs to be REVOKED. #ruinnoahcrowleysfuture #NoahCrowley
— Courtney (@Music_LessThan3) April 24, 2018
Somewhere there’s a yT dude more upset abt Noah Crowley’s name being used publicly for something he decided 2 do over the racism he projects
— ValentineLiketheDay (@V_Augustus) April 24, 2018
Was it Noah Crowley’s goal to show the world he is a RACIST POS?! I know he’s 18 BUT where are the parents? Did a parent take this pic?
DUDE! You have just ruined your life!
— ✨ DJ 🌊👊 #Bluewave 🌊👊 (@PassTheSalty) April 24, 2018
Sarasota County Schools responds to racist ‘promposal’ from Riverview student 18-year-old “Noah Crowley”
In response to the racist message, Sarasota County Schools made counselors available on Riverview’s campus, and will be organizing a forum to discuss racism in the district.
— Debbie (@Dangchick1) April 24, 2018
— uptonking (@uptonking) April 23, 2018