PC RUN AMOK: Principal Apologizes To Black Students For ‘Party Like It’s 1776’ Prom Tickets

Here's another story from our "not the Onion" file.

A principled principal in a New Jersey high school has apologized to black students for the distribution of prom tickets that had a line on them telling students to "party like it's 1776."

The non-hilarious joke was a reference to Prince's hit song, Party Like It's 1999," and also geared toward the fact than the prom was being held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. So, you know, a history joke (combined with a bad dad joke).

In a letter posted Friday on Twitter, Cherry Hill East High School Principal Dennis Perry said he was "writing to apologize for the hurt feeling this reference caused for members of our school family."

"It was insensitive and irresponsible not to appreciate that not all communities can celebrate what life was like in 1776," Perry wrote. "I especially apologize to our African American students whom I have let down by not initially recognizing the inappropriateness of this wording."

The principal said new tickets without the phrase will be printed and given out at the prom. He also said that in the future, "safe guards will be added to ensure that a diverse group of people view all information before it is distributed to the school."

So yes, the American Revolution is now offensive.

Buckle in, it's going to be a bumpy ride from here.


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