White teen asked girl to prom with racist joke about Blacks picking cotton

via Snapchat 

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.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.