Flip the races around and imagine that a white student president had offered the same rationalization for posing for a photo filled with black stereotypes.
The class wars continue apace. In the latest installment, a black lesbian who was elected as president of the student body at Lawrenceville School, a prestigious prep school that is a feeder to neaby Princeton University, created a hornet’s nest that resulted in her forced resignation. BuzzFeed has the details:
One day last March, Lawrenceville School Student Body President Maya Peterson donned L.L. Bean boots and a Yale University sweater to pose for an Instagram photo depicting what she described as a typical “Lawrenceville boi”: white, Republican, and cockily holding a hockey stick.
Peterson, who graduated in June, added hashtags like “#romney2016,” “#confederate,” and “#peakedinhighschool” before posting. It was a joke, she said, inspired by classmates who complained to the school’s dean of students about Peterson’s own senior photo, in which she and 10 friends, all black, raised their fists in a “Black Power” salute. But not everyone thought it was funny.