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Posted: 5/20/2005 2:05:43 PM EST
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Mother Demands Recall on High School Yearbooks

May 18, 2005 9:12 p.m. EST

Christina Ficara - All Headline News Staff Writer

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (AHN) - A mother is requesting a recall of her son's high school yearbook after he is featured in a picture with a leash around his neck.

In Boynton Beach High's 2005 yearbook, senior Robert Richards is featured in the school's superlatives wearing a leash being held by his girlfriend, Melissa Finley.

Students who voted elected Richards as "Most Whipped" by his girlfriend, using the slang term for a person who is controlled by another in a relationship. The accompanying photo shows Richards, who is black, on a leash held by Finley, who is white.

Jacqueline Nobles, Richards' mother, wants the books recalled.

"I know it's supposed to be in fun, but there are people still having trouble with African-Americans' past and this will be offensive," said Nobles, who was reminded of the poster for the 1970s miniseries Roots, which featured a manacled slave. "This picture, to me, is very distasteful."

Another photo, of the winners of the "Most Likely To Be On Jerry Springer" category, features a male student pretending to be on the verge of hitting a female with the back of his hand.

School district spokesman, Nat Harringtonthe, agreed that the pictures are inappropriate. The professional standards committee will investigate the situation, possibly resulting in "serious disciplinary consequences" for yearbook adviser Jordan Barenburg and "anyone else who should have brought it to the forefront for review before it was published."

"We expect the adviser to apply good judgment, good common sense, ethical standards, moral standards and standards that reflect the level of respect and dignity we expect in our schools," Harrington said.

About 240 copies of the yearbook made it into students' hands before Nobles called the school Tuesday to complain. The principal is holding an additional 460 copies.

Despite the controversy, Richards and Finley, who came up with the photo idea, thought it would set them apart from the others - they were right.

"We don't see a problem with it," Richards said before referencing the Roots character that haunted his mother when she saw the photo. "Kunta Kinte — that was over 300 years ago."

He also believes his mother and those who might share her anxiety think differently about racism and slavery because of their age. He and his peers aren't as conscious of race.

"If there was a black girl doing this in the picture, it wouldn't be an issue," Richards said.

The "whipped" couple have since broken-up.

This IMNSHO is total BS.

In my high school we had "Senior Polls" where the student body voted for students to be voted into categories. Those who won got to get their photos in the yearbook. People have jumped on each others backs, faked coming at each other with chairs, but it's all in fun.

BTW-I was voted in high school "Most Likely to be remembered" and "Screech" in Saved by the Bell-where a fellow student gave me a noogie-but I didn't complain.

Deej86
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:08:45 PM EST
Just more "Look at me" bullshit.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:09:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:09:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Just more "Look at me" bullshit.


Something like that.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:11:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=30470


Unfortunately, I cannot find the pics yet. I'm sure the parents are not letting it out.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:24:45 PM EST
That's funny. She is offended that a leash is around her son's neck when her son is dating a white girl.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:26:50 PM EST
I stand corrected about my first post-there was a girl in my high school that was upset that she got voted "Best Brown-Noser". But that was the only complaining senior-poll wise.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:34:12 PM EST
I saw the picture on the news last night.
It was a white girl with a belt around the neck of her black boyfriend.
Both were smiling.
Heck if he was bent about his picture being taken he could have always pimp-slapped that ho.
The mom is an attention whore looking for the coin.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:37:11 PM EST
There are far more offensive things than this that are deemed to be perfectly OK.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:37:42 PM EST
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:38:35 PM EST

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:41:23 PM EST
LOL. In my town, an over-sensitive mother sued to paint over an anti-racism mural students painted in a high school. Why? Because it showed non-human figures lynching another non-human figure, with the caption "Racism". You'd figure it's a clear condemnation of racism, right?

Nope. And she won her lawsuit.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:41:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!


And WHO is Christy Canyon?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:43:02 PM EST
I had a picture of me burning some books in my Senior Yearbook as 'Least Studious' but no one
ever drew some imaginary 'Hitleresque' parallel.

People need to get over their own phobias and stop projecting their persecution fantasies into our reality.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:53:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!


And WHO is Christy Canyon?



porn star I think
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:06:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!


And WHO is Christy Canyon?



Whew - you don't know who she is?

You will never be a sexual predator.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:20:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tate:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!


And WHO is Christy Canyon?



Whew - you don't know who she is?

You will never be a sexual predator.


Nor do I want to be.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:25:27 PM EST
My yearbook had a Pic of my head in the paper shear.

One of the risks of being an editor.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:29:55 PM EST
Umm....I gotta say this...uhhh..

WHITE POWAH!



Ben
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:36:29 PM EST
He seems happy.

"I gots myself a thick white girl, yo!"
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:39:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!


And WHO is Christy Canyon?



Man, she was a smoking hot porn star in the 80's, but natural ta-ta's, unlike the silicon pumped ones of today.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:03:11 PM EST
HAHAHAHAH!!! This is too funny, one of my good friends who is totally whipped, has a fiance of the exact same NAME!!!!!!!!! Thank you for some good ammo.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:05:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By 91stsps:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!


And WHO is Christy Canyon?



Man, she was a smoking hot porn star in the 80's, but natural ta-ta's, unlike the silicon pumped ones of today.



If I wasn't at work, I'd post a pic. She has "HUGE TRACTS OF LAND".
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:08:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 4:09:03 PM EST by TheCynic]

Originally Posted By Tate:

Originally Posted By deej86:
And WHO is Christy Canyon?



Whew - you don't know who she is?

You will never be a sexual predator.





Someone has been paying attention.


Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:09:20 PM EST
In my yearbook in the senior section, you can make out "FUCK" dabbed faintly into the background of all the pics.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:32:22 PM EST
a year or two before I graduated the basketball team started something. posing your hand so that it looked like you were jerking off in their team picture. not many people noticed. but when me and my friends found out we started doing it in every group yearbook picture
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:45:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:

Originally Posted By 91stsps:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!


And WHO is Christy Canyon?



Man, she was a smoking hot porn star in the 80's, but natural ta-ta's, unlike the silicon pumped ones of today.



If I wasn't at work, I'd post a pic. She has "HUGE TRACTS OF LAND".


Please don't.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:56:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:

Originally Posted By 91stsps:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!


And WHO is Christy Canyon?



Man, she was a smoking hot porn star in the 80's, but natural ta-ta's, unlike the silicon pumped ones of today.



If I wasn't at work, I'd post a pic. She has "HUGE TRACTS OF LAND".


Please don't.



Oh well...here she is anyway:



don't know how this got to be about Christy Canyon...but it's sure a lot better than yearbook pics.

RJ
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:25:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By voneisen88:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:

Originally Posted By 91stsps:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Christy Canyon's Freshman YearBook went for over $160 on EBay....WOOF!


And WHO is Christy Canyon?



Man, she was a smoking hot porn star in the 80's, but natural ta-ta's, unlike the silicon pumped ones of today.



If I wasn't at work, I'd post a pic. She has "HUGE TRACTS OF LAND".


Please don't.



Oh well...here she is anyway:

img.photobucket.com/albums/v213/voneisen88/idream2.jpg

don't know how this got to be about Christy Canyon...but it's sure a lot better than yearbook pics.

RJ


Nice work. Now I have to change my title.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:28:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By sharky30:
img.coxnewsweb.com/B/09/46/39/image_1539469.jpg



Yup, clear-cut case of racism.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:30:30 AM EST
i was voted for Crappiest Car of my senior year.

i think i shoudl go back and sue. I'm sure my turd brown chevette is now having self esteem issues while it rots way in the junkyard. maybe if they hadn't made fun of it, it'd still be running.


lol...this shit's rediculous.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:32:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By NAM:
i was voted for Crappiest Car of my senior year.

i think i shoudl go back and sue. I'm sure my turd brown chevette is now having self esteem issues while it rots way in the junkyard. maybe if they hadn't made fun of it, it'd still be running.


lol...this shit's rediculous.


We had a "Best car" category my senior year-the winners were a 2002 Pontiac T/A Collector's Edition and a Beemer.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:34:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By NAM:
i was voted for Crappiest Car of my senior year.

i think i shoudl go back and sue. I'm sure my turd brown chevette is now having self esteem issues while it rots way in the junkyard. maybe if they hadn't made fun of it, it'd still be running.


lol...this shit's rediculous.


We had a "Best car" category my senior year-the winners were a 2002 Pontiac T/A Collector's Edition and a Beemer.



We had a "Best Car" category too. Had some old shitty bug with a convertable conversion and body kit (real ugly) and a hardtop convertable Mercedes some prissy bitch drove.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:55:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By NAM:
i was voted for Crappiest Car of my senior year.

i think i shoudl go back and sue. I'm sure my turd brown chevette is now having self esteem issues while it rots way in the junkyard. maybe if they hadn't made fun of it, it'd still be running.


lol...this shit's rediculous.


We had a "Best car" category my senior year-the winners were a 2002 Pontiac T/A Collector's Edition and a Beemer.



We had a "Best Car" category too. Had some old shitty bug with a convertable conversion and body kit (real ugly) and a hardtop convertable Mercedes some prissy bitch drove.


Yeah...I live in a pretty high class neighborhood-It's a relief to go to college and see regular college kid cars for a change.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:01:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:04:04 AM EST
Doesn't anybody have a sense of humor anymore, EVERYONE except this ditze apparently knows those photos are spoofs and in fun!!

Now if the Girl friend was wearing a Black leather Lingerie and holding a whip and the leash, then mommy might have something to gripe about!!!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:06:29 AM EST
Doesn't anybody have a sense of humor anymore, EVERYONE except this ditze apparently knows those photos are spoofs and in fun!!

Now if the Girl friend was wearing a Black leather Lingerie and holding a whip and the leash, then mommy might have something to gripe about!!!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:11:17 AM EST
If the mom is unhappy with the picture that HER SON decided to put in the yearbook, it's a matter for her to beat his ass, not for everyone else in the world to have to deal with her hurt feelings.




Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:14:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
If the mom is unhappy with the picture that HER SON decided to put in the yearbook, it's a matter for her to beat his ass, not for everyone else in the world to have to deal with her hurt feelings.






Yeah...or just explain that he is going to have to loook at that picture 20 years from now.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:29:20 AM EST
"help, help, I'm being oppressed"

blah blah blah

Slavery's over. It has been for 140 years. Get. The. Fuck. Over. It.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:32:35 AM EST
Gives him a taste of marriage to come.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:39:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:45:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Paul:
California ... figures.

WTF?


The pic was from a school in Florida.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:34:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By sharky30:
img.coxnewsweb.com/B/09/46/39/image_1539469.jpg



Not going to say it........................

<­BR>



Count Dooku, headless you will be......................

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:11:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:15:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Just more "Look at me" bullshit.



Roger that, mom is at 14 minutes and counting....
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:23:06 AM EST
We had a picture of an Austrian Nazi party meeting in our yearbook. In context, and knowing who the yearbook editior was, it was funny. Nobody flipped out.

I am glad I am not a kid today. Between 'zero tolerance' BS and walking the 'politically correct' minefield, we definitely had it better not so long ago.
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