Alabama high school apologizes for students’ offensive “Trail of tears” sign
A few weeks after Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder refused to change the team name to something, well, not racist, an Alabama high school is drawing criticism for a super racist sign intended to mock opposing team Pinson Valley, whose nickname is the Indians.
A photo of McAdory High School students holding up a sign that reads, "Hey Indians, get ready to leave in a TRAIL OF TEARS round 2" went viral after being posted to a now-deleted Tumblr account.
According to BuzzFeed, the original poster was upset "that this sign was allowed to go up, and that it was not stopped by school administrators, and that after this, no one has mentioned it."
"The school and the students have shown no remorse for the sign (as expected) and the students have claimed ignorance and/or that it was just a 'joke'," read the post. "Sorry, but the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the death of thousands of Native Americans is not a joke."