Homecoming Trend Stirs Up Trouble

Estephania Anaya-Lopez

A recent trend on TikTok has high school teens asking out their potential dates with a borderline, possibly indeed, racist proposition.

Posters with “If I were black, I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white, so I’m picking you for…” has been a frequent showing on the TikTok for-you page. Not far from Cimarron, a school in the Kansas City region, Olathe South High School is looking into one such homecoming proposal after parents and students made complaints upon seeing an image of the scene.

The situation arose shortly after another issue in a nearby Kansas City-region school, where a petition for the return of slavery circulated. Whether or not the perpetrators from either case will face any admonishment remains to be seen, as none have been identified thus far.