NJ prom slogan gone wrong

A high school out of Chestnut Hill, New Jersey is under fire for a prom slogan they had printed on their prom tickets. The Senior prom was being held at National Constitution Hall in Philadelphia so they printed on the tickets "party like it's 1776" as a play on the venue. Well apparently some students were offended by that because in 1776 when the declaration of independence was written, blacks were still enslaved and women did not have voting rights nor could attend a meeting such as the gathering for the signing of the declaration of independence in 1776 so a good amount of them could not "party like it's 1776" if they were around then unless they were white males.

The Cherry Hills principal Dennis Perry issued a letter of apology to the members of his school and their familes saying: 


It seems clear that this was a simple mistake where it was not intended to offend anyone but some are now calling for this principal to be fired. Is that too far? Do you think this slogan on this high school's prom ticket was insensitive and inappropriate or are people now just finding any reason to call "racist"? 

If your child came home with this prom ticket would you be outraged? What would you do? Let us know in the comments!

-Producer Lightning


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