Black Student Body President Pressured To Resign After ‘Offending’ White, Male Students

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Maya Peterson, former student body president at the prestigious Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, resigned from her position after she caused an uproar by mocking conservative, White male students at the school, reports

Peterson posted an Instagram picture of herself sporting L.L. Bean boots and a Yale sweater, while holding a hockey stick. The picture was captioned with the hashtags:  #cleve, #romney2016, #confederate, and #peakedinhighschool.

Peterson said the comical image depicted the typical ?Lawrenceville boi? and was in response to backlash she received over a controversial senior picture. The picture in question showed her and 10 friends, all Black, raising their fists in a “Black Power” salute.

Peterson said that she can understand why White, male students might be offended, but made it clear that that wasn?t her problem:

“Yes, I am making a mockery of the right-wing, confederate-flag hanging, openly misogynistic Lawrentians,” Peterson wrote in response to…

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