Racist promposal poster that spells out the n-word sparks outrage in California

Two California teenagers have come under fire for their racist prom proposal sign that displayed the n-word on a poster. 

A photo of the teenagers smiling and posing with a sign that reads: ‘Bianca, You are racist but I would give anything for you to go to prom with me.’

On the poster, certain letters were painted in bold and capitalized to spell out the n-word.  

The image was circulated on Twitter and Instagram and shows teens Bianca Daalfonso and Nick Zwygart, as identified on social media, who attend Palos Verdes High School in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California.  

Two California teenagers identified on social media as Bianca Daalfonso and Nick Zwygart  have come under fire for their racist prom proposal. The sign says: 'Bianca, You are racist but I would give anything for you to go to prom with me'

Two California teenagers identified on social media as Bianca Daalfonso and Nick Zwygart  have come under fire for their racist prom proposal. The sign says: ‘Bianca, You are racist but I would give anything for you to go to prom with me’

This photo of their racist sign that spelled out the n-word in bold letters says is circulating on Instagram and Twitter

This photo of their racist sign that spelled out the n-word in bold letters says is circulating on Instagram and Twitter

The racist photograph has sparked outrage among students and parents who demand that the school investigate the image and ban the students from attending prom for their blatant display of racism. 

The school’s prom is set for Saturday. 

‘I’m flabbergasted that we still have to deal with this in this day and age,’ a parent said to NBC4. ‘It spelled out the N word.’

‘I just dropped off my daughter and saw the news crew. We need to demand that these kids NOT go to the prom!! These kids need to know that there are consequences to their actions,’ one angry mother wrote on Twitter. 

‘It’s chilling how proud these young people are of their racism. They have a choice, to better the world or make it worse. They’ve chosen villainy,’ an outraged Twitter user added.

‘These kids should be expelled,’ another added. 

‘I saw the promposal of that, and it didn’t sit well with me,’ junior Joey Quinn said to the outlet. ‘I know a lot of my friends are nothing like that and I just don’t think it represents our student body at all.’

The photo sparked backlash and outrage among students and parents, some demanding the students involved in the proposal be banned from attending the prom this Saturday

The photo sparked backlash and outrage among students and parents, some demanding the students involved in the proposal be banned from attending the prom this Saturday

One Palos Verdes student shared the picture on her Instagram writing ‘Disgusting’ adding ‘This sign does not well represent the behavior of the school, as I have grown up in this community my whole life.’  

That student said a random Twitter account shared the picture, not the couple featured in it. 

Palos Verdes High School Principal Allan Tyner released a statement saying the two students and their families have been contacted ‘to inform them that we are forming a response and anticipate severe consequences’. 

‘In accordance with our values and expectations for respectful conduct in our district and at PVHS, this sign is unacceptable,’ Tyner said. ‘We are also continuing to investigate the situation to determine who else may have been present when the photo was taken, and who took the photo.

Palos Verdes High School pictured above

Palos Verdes High School pictured above

Palos Verdes High School Principal Allan Tyner released a statement saying the two students and their families have been contacted 'to inform them that we are forming a response and anticipate severe consequences'

Palos Verdes High School Principal Allan Tyner released a statement saying the two students and their families have been contacted ‘to inform them that we are forming a response and anticipate severe consequences’

‘However, we will not discuss the details of any school action or potential consequences for students as we have a strict obligation to protect privacy rights.

‘At this time, I am asking all teachers and parents in our school community to join me in reminding our students that we live in a society that must respect diversity and tolerance.’

Tyner also said in a letter posted on the school’s website that he will meet with all students on Wednesday to ‘review appropriate behavior and how the use of hurtful racial slurs is unacceptable’. 

‘Racist words and racist acts have no place in our school community. We will rise above this, learn from this, and be a better school community because of it,’ Tyner said. 

But this isn’t the first racist promposal of its kind. 

Just two weeks ago a student at an Ohio high school senior was banned from his prom after he made a proposal sign that read: ‘If I was black I’d be picking cotton but I’m white so I’m picking u for prom’. 

Signs with the same message were used by a Texas high school student and an an Arizona senior – resulting in suspensions. 

Also earlier this month an investigation was launched for an ‘inappropriate and unacceptable’ prom proposal in a Plesantville, New York high school. The proposal  led to increased anti-bias education for students – but the details of it were not revealed. 

 

 

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