Yearbook Student Identified Only as ‘Black Girl’
Shadoyia Jones, a black Honor Society student at a Texas high school .was identified in her yearbook only as “Black Girl,” apparently because no one on the yearbook staff knew her name.
A Texas school district has apologized to a student identified only as “Black Girl” in a high school yearbook photo. All the White students are identified by name in a photograph of the Waxahachie High School National Honor Society. The teen identified as “Black Girl” is the only Black student in the photo.
A schools spokeswoman says the caption apparently was intended as a placeholder until the yearbook staff could identify the student. She tells a newspaper, the Waxahachie Daily Light, the label was a poor choice, but wasn’t malicious. The spokeswoman says the school district will reprint the yearbook pages affected by the mistake.