Jamaica Ponder, a Black student who previously wrote about racial tension at her New Jersey high school was suspended after submitting a yearbook photo that included artwork that contained a racial slur and images of lynchings. via Newsworks: With just nine days to go until Princeton High School’s graduation, Jamaica Ponder found herself at home Monday, serving a suspension that school administrators ordered after objecting to artwork in the background of a photo of her with 16 friends. Yearbooks were distributed to students last week, and Ponder was called to Principal Gary Snyder’s office on Friday, where he told her she would be suspended. In a blog post called “A Suspenseful Intermission” on her online Multi Magazine, Ponder wrote that the slur and lynching images were on two… Next »
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