A teen made a promposal with a joke about ‘picking cotton.’ People aren’t laughing

SARASOTA, Fla. — Creative “promposals” are all the rage these days among high schoolers. But this one didn’t go so well.

A senior at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida, recently decided to ask a girl to the prom by holding up a sign.

It read, “If I was black I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white so I’m picking u 4 Prom?”

A picture of the unidentified student holding the sign was posted to social media — where people love to have nuanced conversations on race —...

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