New Jersey’s Franklin Township’s Superintendent of Schools, Edward Q. Seto, has acknowledged that students participating in a “White Girls Club” at a local high school had the constitutional right to call themselves by any kind of name — even one “which most reasonable people would find offensive.”
But an investigation into the group completed last week revealed that tone-deaf nomenclature was the least of the girls’ problems, NJ.com reports. They allegedly took things one step further and are accused of posting “racially insensitive comments and photos” (nothing terribly creative here — think Confederate flags and chimpanzee references) on social media.
The consequence: The “WGC” members are being sent to counseling, which sounds like it’s where they need to be for some time to get a handle on how their actions affect others, if not on their overall outlook on race. “In a world immersed in social media, all the instantaneous, often careless, and even malicious messages of teenagers is not within the control of any one person or organization,” Seto said. “What we can address and attempt to control is how that behavior affects our school climate and culture.”
Read more at NJ.com.