A high school student in Florida is in hot water for a prank that was racially insensitive. An advertisement on the website Craigslist, titled “Two slaves for sale – $470.” W showed two black students sitting at their desks at Fleming Island High School in Jacksonville, FL. and the location was tagged to Fleming Island Plantation.
This is what happened to my sister (in the blue) who attends Fleming Island High School in Jacksonville, FL. This is NOT OKAY AT ALL!!! pic.twitter.com/vhhGyZZ5aP
— yossiana (@yossiana22) April 27, 2017
The caption read: “Two healthy negro slavegals for sale. Good Condition and hard work ethic! If you need another pair of hands around the farm/house, you’re in luck! ” has since been taken down since going viral.
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The high school senior who posted the ad has been suspended for 10 days, after the suspension, they will be transferred to an alternative high school for the remainder of the year.
“We do not tolerate this type of behavior, and we are disheartened that any of our students would be subject to discrimination,” Superintendent Addison Davis said in a statement. “Fleming Island High School administration and district leadership are working together to create a school-wide plan of action to strengthen the climate and culture while celebrating the school’s diversity.”
Source: First Coast News