Bobo’s World

From Holden:

You can’t be more Bobo than small town Texas.

A North Texas school district has apologized to a student who was listed under the name “Black Girl” in a high school yearbook photo of the school’s National Honor Society.

All white students are identified by name in the photograph in the Waxahachie High School yearbook, which was distributed Friday.

The teen identified as “Black Girl” is the only black student in the photo.

The label was apparently meant to be a placeholder until the yearbook staff could track down the student’s name, district spokeswoman Candace Ahlfinger said in Sunday’s edition of the Waxahachie Daily Light.

UPDATE: Some may not understand just what it is I find distasteful with using “black girl” as a placeholder. No, I don’t prefer “African American girl”. I don’t understand why a rerference to the honor student’s race, ethnicity or skin color was necessary in the first place. What ever happened to “unidentified”? The yearbook staff and their faculty advisor(s) used the label “black girl” because that’s what they see when they look at her picture. They don’t see an honor student, they see a “black girl”.

Clear enough?