School Apologizes for Telling Students to ‘Party Like it’s 1776’ School Apologizes for Telling Students to ‘Party Like it’s 1776’ – NTK Network

School Apologizes for Telling Students to ‘Party Like it’s 1776’

The New Jersey school was to hold its senior prom at the National Constitution Center, but the revolutionary themed joke offended the local NAACP.

By NTK Staff | 05.21.2018 @5:24pm
School Apologizes for Telling Students to ‘Party Like it’s 1776’

A high school in New Jersey found itself in hot water with a Revolutionary-themed senior prom at the National Constitution Center last week, when the school’s invitations offended some in the community.

The tickets to the event invited the students to “party like it’s 1776” when celebrating the end of senior year at Independence Mall in Philadelphia.

Because of the existence of slavery in 1776, some found the message of the tickets offensive. According to the Cherry Hill Courier Post, several local civil rights organizations objected to the message for its supposed insensitivity.

“I believe that [Principal Dennis] Perry handled the situation well,” said Danny Elmore, a vice president for the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association.

However, he said the offensive wording occurred because minorities were not part of the decision-making process.

Lloyd Henderson, president of the Camden County NAACP East chapter, called the tickets “another example that the culture at Cherry Hill East is one where the African American students’ needs are not considered along with the rest of the school.”

Perry, in a letter posted on Twitter, apologized to the African American community for the alleged offense.

Now that the memory of the American founding is considered offensive, what won’t violate the delicate sensibilities of the left?

(H/T Fox News)

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