Administrators of a high school in North Carolina have decided that pro-Trump quotes by seniors in their yearbook were “inappropriate”. Several yearbooks were distributed before the “errors” were discovered and they were confiscated. The yearbooks will presumably be destroyed and since the school year is almost over, they will not be reprinted.
All of the yearbooks that had been distributed at the Richmond Early College High School near Rockingham have been taken back by the school after some senior quotes were deemed controversial, the school system says.
Graduating students at the 10-year-old school, which has 259 students, were allowed to share a quote under their picture in the yearbook. After the book was published, officials in the school and district administration found several of the quotes inappropriate, including one credited to President Trump, said district spokeswoman Ashley-Michelle Thublin.
The Trump quote, which said “Build that wall,” has been slammed on social media by some students and others who called it racist and hurtful to classmates, some of whom are minorities.
An even plainer translation of “Build the Wall” is “Defend our Country”. Apparently that the feelings of minorities take precendence over that antiquated notion. Once the Big Beautiful Wall TM is built I wonder if simply refering to it (let along posting pictures on Facebook) will be an offense that will get you expelled from school. At the very least the heartwarming response on Facebook is reassuring.