'If I was black I'd be picking cotton but I'm white so I'm picking u for prom': Student's racist promposal gets him banned from the big night in Ohio

A student has been banned from his school prom after proposing to his date with a racist sign, which read: 'If I was black I'd be picking cotton but I'm white so I'm picking u for prom'. 
The teenager from the Clear Fork Valley school district in Ohio posed with his intended date and held up the colorful sign. 
The message sparked a furious backlash and the youngster has now deleted the picture, and will not attend the big night. 

An image of the sign, which does not identify the students or show their faces, has been widely circulated online.  
Clear Fork Valley superintendent Janice Wyckoff said the so-called promposal was 'awful'. 
In a statement to Fox8, she said: 'Kids need to understand, when you're celebrating things it doesn't give you a pass on using inappropriate racial slur.
'This is a process, growing up is a process, and this is one of those moments that's a teachable moment for this kid that will last a lifetime.' 
The promposal had not taken place on school property and the girl he planned to take as his date was from a different school district, she said. 
She added that the student had shown remorse for the racist sign and insisted it did not reflect on the student body as a whole. 
The same bizarre message has previously sparked outrage when it was used by a student in Arizona earlier this year and by pupils in Michigan, Florida and Missouri in 2018.    
One teenager at Riverview High School in Sarasota used the same racist analogy for his own message in April 2018 and it was posted to Snapchat by his date. 

In a message apparently written by the student, then aged 18, he later apologized and admitted he had 'gone too far'.   
In a further case of prom-related racism two Minnesota students were blasted for referring to Adolf Hitler in an apparent invitation to a Valentine's event. 
The poster read: 'Sweethearts would be a Hit(ler) w/you, and I could Nazi myself going w/anybody else. Be Mein? Yes or Nein.' 
The teen girl who shared the photo also said in the caption: 'Also I would like to state I am not anti-Semitic in any way, I hate all races equally.' 
Officials at Minnetonka High School wrote to parents after two students were seen in the photo. 
The Clear Fork Valley local school district in Ohio includes two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. 
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