First Black Lesbian Student-President at NJ Prep School Steps Down After Mocking Whites

Maya Peterson

The first ever black lesbian student-president of an expensive New Jersey prep school was forced to resign after she posted a series of offensive social media photos online mocking her white classmates.

Dean of Students Nancy Thomas accepted Maya Peterson’s resignation. She told the Lawrenceville student paper that Peterson”s comments were “not fitting of a student leader.”

One of the social media images shows Peterson holding a hockey stick, while wearing L.L. Bean duck boots and a Yale sweatshirt.

Using the hashtags #romney2016, #confederate and #peakedinhighschool in the photo captions, she joked that she was representative of a typical “Lawrenceville boi.”

School administrators at the $53,000-a-year school – believed to be the most expensive in the country – called Peterson into a meeting and demanded that she resign, according to Buzzfeed.com.

Peterson was arrogant and unrepentant about the current controversy, and other racial incidents from her past.

“I understand why I hurt people’s feelings, but I didn’t become president to make sure rich white guys had more representation on campus,” she told Buzzfeed.

When Barack Obama was re-elected President in 2012, Peterson wrote on her Facebook page, “As a black and Latino, gay woman in the United States of America, today is a momentous day.”

In a comment to her classmates who accused her of being racist, Peterson wrote: “I’m sorry to all the rich white men who have failed to elect a president that endorses their greed.”

A former student named David said, “When I think of Maya Peterson, I don’t think of someone who is an avid proponent of progress or of inclusiveness… She had a hateful spirit.”

David added that Peterson’s overall attitude “violated the spirit of the Lawrenceville community.”

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    74 Responses to “First Black Lesbian Student-President at NJ Prep School Steps Down After Mocking Whites”

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      VDot says:

      53,000-a-year school

      _________________

      :blink: :blink:

      I like this lesbun :yes: :lol:

    3. 3

      “I understand why I hurt people’s feelings, but I didn’t become president to make sure rich white guys had more representation on campus,” she told Buzzfeed.
      ______________________________

      I like this chick.
      :coffee:”

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      Who Dat says:

      GO MAYA PETERSON!

      *fist pump in honor of NJ*

      :party:

    5. 5

      These yts and they love of the confederates is so comical to me. :lol:

    6. 6

      @SANDRA

      The “convict” dude got an official modeling contract.

      <<<not hating
      :coffee:

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      Just Looking says:

      @Man – Fa real, who gave him a contract?

    8. 8

      Lol she’s funny,.not that it makes it right,.. But white students have always mocked people of color.

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      datsmdubya2u says:

      I otha words im not kissing dese yt folk azzes.. :yes:

    10. 10

      I didn’t listen. But apparently it’s $30,000 a month. He got an a real agent and everything. :rofl:

      These hoes serious bout this nigga!

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      says:

      so they mad or nah? :shrug: :tea:

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      San ah make ya dance says:

      The first ever black lesbian student-president of an expensive New Jersey prep school was forced to resign after she posted a series of offensive social media photos online mocking her white classmates.
      ————–
      :facepalm: What she say tho :popcorn:

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      Tt says:

      They did the right thing.

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      says:

      but i bet the folk who mad or the SAME ones who dress in black face for halloween & think it’s ‘funny’. :tea:

    16. 16

      Who are her parents paying that $53K a year tuition tho?

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      missyJ says:

      “I’m sorry to all the rich white men who have failed to elect a president that endorses their greed.”

      =================

      She ain’t lying

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      SoNastyandSoRude says:

      For 53k a year hell she should be able to slap the shyt outta some of them

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      VDot says:

      @SANDRA
      The “convict” dude got an official modeling contract.
      <<<not hating

      ___________________

      :thumbsup: to him! :dance:

      I wanna read the article the school wrote announcing her resignation. I'm sure they had all kinds of bullchit about her militant spirit and how distracting it was to other students :eyeroll:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Cant lie..I laughed at #peakedinhighschool…

      :oops:

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      says:

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      I didn’t listen. But apparently it’s $30,000 a month. He got an a real agent and everything.

      so they doin the shoots from prison or what? :shrug:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Anyway. :tea: She just ahead of her time. Show me where she lying?

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      San ah make ya dance says:

      School administrators at the $53,000-a-year school – believed to be the most expensive in the country –
      ———————–
      :phew: Shyt aint even college

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      says:

      they be mad as HELL when u put the truth on ‘em tho! let ‘em stay mad hell :tea:

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      VDot says:

      ” It was a joke, she said, inspired by classmates who complained to the school’s dean of students about Peterson’s own senior photo, in which she and 10 friends, all black, raised their fists in a “Black Power” salute. ”

      Those YTs started getting uncomfortable, clearing their throats, adjusting their shirt collars. Fugg ‘em :fistbump: <— really Black Power in my Clayton Bigsby voice

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      TheRealAshland says:

      Lol she’s funny,.not that it makes it right,.. But white students have always mocked people of color.
      __________________

      But when it done to them :shotsfired: makes me sick ….

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      I didn’t listen. But apparently it’s $30,000 a month. He got an a real agent and everything. :rofl:

      These hoes serious bout this nigga!
      ___________

      :eyeroll: The agent Is the same chick who did like octomom and tan mom :eyeroll: :lol: but again we aint hating!

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      Who Dat says:

      David added that Peterson’s overall attitude “violated the spirit of the Lawrenceville community.”
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      But upon further investigation…a college there in Lawrenceville, NJ (Rider College) had a racist incident there in the 90’s involving an all-white fraternity.

      But this girl killed the spirit in the town?

      DUDE BYE.

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      but i bet the folk who mad or the SAME ones who dress in black face for halloween & think it’s ‘funny’. :tea:
      _______

      *giggles*

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      SoNastyandSoRude says:

      He signed to Donald Sterling ex gf or bf

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      San ah make ya dance says:

      Peterson’s own senior photo, in which she and 10 friends, all black, raised their fists in a “Black Power” salute. ”
      ———–
      I likes that :yes:

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      datsmdubya2u says:

      Wow rich yties have encountered someone who doesn’t like them. Its a crisis!!! She must be stopped. :shotsfired:

    33. 33

      Damn she looks exactly like a dude :blink:

    34. 34

      @VDOT
      “It was a joke, she said, inspired by classmates who complained to the school’s dean of students about Peterson’s own senior photo, in which she and 10 friends, all black, raised their fists in a “Black Power” salute. ”

      Those YTs started getting uncomfortable, clearing their throats, adjusting their shirt collars. Fugg ‘em <— really Black Power in my Clayton Bigsby voice
      ________________________________

      :rofl:

      You know them yt folk got ultra nervous.

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      OpinionHated says:

      I like what she had to say – white mans version of inclusion is more akin to assimilation – in order for them to not view us as a threat we have to be timid… the first sign of any opinion not inline with theirs and they start with the negative labels….

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      She popular, gay and Black. Chile :nono: She tried it. And her ass is :heart: ‘d for it. :yes:

    37. 37
      Who Dat says:

      Student, Fraternity Cited In Racist Hazing Incident
      January 23, 1993
      LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Racist hazing involving an all-white fraternity resulted in disciplinary charges against one student and the fraternity, the president of Rider College said Friday. J. Barton Ludeke spoke to about 400 students at a meeting he called to explain his administration’s response to a Jan. 4 event at Phi Kappa Psi. He said pledges were asked to dress in what he called a racially denigrating manner. Many students, especially minorities, are calling for the maximum penalty against the student and the fraternity. The student could be suspended for up to a year and the fraternity could be shut down.

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      VDot says:

      ““Yes, I am making a mockery of the right-wing, confederate-flag hanging, openly misogynistic Lawrentians,” Peterson responded. “If that’s a large portion of the school’s male population, then I think the issue is not with my bringing attention to it in a lighthearted way, but rather why no one has brought attention to it before…””

      ========================================

      :fistbump: Maya

      She gon have those officials evaluating their acceptance criteria. An educated Negro, oh :hailnaw:

      Watch the black population dwindles down to .002%; Only Taye Diggs left :tea:

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      Who Dat says:

      They was JUST over at the local college in town…. dressed as slaves it sound like 20 so years ago.

      But she dress like a white boy and poke fun and its an issue??

      MISS
      ME
      WITH
      THE
      BOOL
      SHYT

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      says:

      OutsidetheBox says:

      but i bet the folk who mad or the SAME ones who dress in black face for halloween & think it’s ‘funny’. :tea:
      _______
      *giggles*

      :smack: i need Sandra to get us an edit button :ashamed:

      also, do we have any new emotes on layaway or nah? it’s been a while since we had some new toys :kona:

      datsmdubya2u says:

      Wow rich yties have encountered someone who doesn’t like them. Its a crisis!!! She must be stopped.

      :lol:

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      says:

      VDot says:

      ““Yes, I am making a mockery of the right-wing, confederate-flag hanging, openly misogynistic Lawrentians,” Peterson responded. “If that’s a large portion of the school’s male population, then I think the issue is not with my bringing attention to it in a lighthearted way, but rather why no one has brought attention to it before…””
      ========================================
      :fistbump: Maya
      She gon have those officials evaluating their acceptance criteria. An educated Negro, oh :hailnaw:
      Watch the black population dwindles down to .002%; Only Taye Diggs left

      :rofl: :rofl:

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      says:

      Maya finna have sew mannie mannie pannies thrown at her now :waves:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Taye Diggs. :crine: So yall saying he already calling to get little Walker a spot..?

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      offtopic: I know sew sow mannie lezzies who are red/beige and called maya…

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      deedeegirl says:

      She should have known they would be after her for any step she took that was out of order. When you lead people you need to be careful of what you do and say.

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      missyJ says:

      Maya finna have sew mannie mannie pannies thrown at her now

      =============

      You think she date the pank toes? :lol:

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      VDot says:

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Taye Diggs. :crine: So yall saying he already calling to get little Walker a spot..?

      ___________________

      :yes: Probably make sure the ex-wife tags along on some “Look at our United Bennetton family. We know how to act, unlike the others *turns up nose*. And as an alumni, little Walker will definitely remember where he spent his formative years” :eyeroll:

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      SummerBaby says:

      Go Maya!…….. #peakedinhighschool. :hahaha:

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      Hearts~n~Kisses says:

      I can’t eep up today! :mad: Y’all comments got me in :cry:

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      VDot says:

      OutsidetheBox says:

      offtopic: I know sew sow mannie lezzies who are red/beige and called maya…

      _____________

      You say called, like that’s not their name? :confused: :rofl:

      Maya is to red/beige lezzies, as Mannie Fresh is to butch lezzies :haha:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      All these white ppl talking about it reverse racism tho. :| Folks so slow.

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      says:

      missyJ says:

      Maya finna have sew mannie mannie pannies thrown at her now
      =============
      You think she date the pank toes?

      :think: now see that’s a toss up, bc u know how SOME blacks that are very ‘pro-black’ :blackpowerfist: be having a becky or mei ling stashed away from the public. it really could go either way, but i haz a feeling Maya like colored poon-tang :tea:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      :hahaha: I don’t know why I stepped back in my lexicon for that “called” :lol:

      I swear its like The Man is all around me..even choosing my words.. :no: You know they be like “he’s called Toby…”

      “That’un over yonder…we calls her Qween *thumbs thru dirty suspenders…spits ‘bacco* ”

      :hahaha: :shrug:

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      libra80sbaby says:

      I like this chic :yes: Educated and not afraid to speak her mind. Can’t be mad at that.

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      says:

      OutsidetheBox says:

      All these white ppl talking about it reverse racism tho. :| Folks so slow.

      :cuss: if i hear REVERSE RACISM one mo ‘GIN!!! that’s not how it works, that’s not how any of this works!

      just like folk calling foul about the yt guhl featured on curly nikki’s site tambout she ‘went natural’ :blink:

      oh AWL the yt’s showed up crying foul about the featured yt guhl not being included in ‘our struggle’ :angry: & that we don’t own the rights to ‘going natural’

      maybe not, but clearly it’s two different struggles at play here. it just IS :shrug:

    56. 56

      now see that’s a toss up, bc u know how SOME blacks that are very ‘pro-black’ :blackpowerfist: be having a becky or mei ling stashed away from the public. it really could go either way, but i haz a feeling Maya like colored poon-tang
      ____________________

      If she likes women, she likes yt girls too.
      :coffee:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      ‘going natural’
      ____________

      Actually we do. :eyeroll: Did the white girl have her hair previously relaxed? :cool:

    58. 58

      They prolly voted her azz in as a “joke” and the chit den back fired on they azzes. :lol:

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      says:

      well it’s been fun spending a lil time in the garden today. haven’t been able to in ages :phew:

      yall have a good one! :waves:

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      VDot says:

      I swear its like The Man is all around me..even choosing my words.. :no: You know they be like “he’s called Toby…”
      “That’un over yonder…we calls her Qween *thumbs thru dirty suspenders…spits ‘bacco* ”

      _____________________________

      :rofl: I totally envisioned this.

      :newpost: Kang Bey

    62. 62

      <<<<gots plenty ll bean gear :shrug::think: sow, they mad cause she fly wit it or nah? them main line yts though :no:

      #checkyourprivilege

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      If she likes women, she likes yt girls too.
      :coffee:
      ____________

      Oh please :lol: I know two distinctly different lesbians that don’t like “white women”. Specifically..something about how the sex smells. :eek: They are a couple so I don’t know if that matters.

      js. That rule is debunked cause if I know two there must be thousands. :shrug: Its all preference right. Like you prefer beautiful girls. Doesn’t mean you wouldn’t fukk an ugly one..these lesbians have to know what they know after the fact.

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      :bye: Fay :hug:

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      Sandra Rose says:

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      But apparently it’s $30,000 a month. He got an a real agent and everything.

      These hoes serious bout this nigga!
      ________________

      $30,000 a month? I don’t believe this story. Who’s going to hire a tatted up convict — who is heading to prison — to model their clothes?

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      Sandra Rose says:

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      I didn’t listen. But apparently it’s $30,000 a month. He got an a real agent and everything.
      ———-

      ™ says:

      so they doin the shoots from prison or what? :shrug:
      ________________

      Maybe a prison uniform manufacturer will hire him to model their latest prison issue onesies. :coffee:

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      SellieBaby says:

      Freedom of speech is something that we all have the rights to…supposedly.

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      Crimsontide says:

      :rolleyes:

      SoNastyandSoRude says:

      For 53k a year hell she should be able to slap the shyt outta some of them

      Right!

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      Crimsontide says:

      OpinionHated says:

      I like what she had to say – white mans version of inclusion is more akin to assimilation – in order for them to not view us as a threat we have to be timid… the first sign of any opinion not inline with theirs and they start with the negative labels….

      :tea:

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      brittany6171 says:

      As student body representative, it should not have been done.. it was distasteful.. .. When people choose representatives they aren’t choosing someone who is going to act like and be like them.. they are chosen to be leaders they can relate to because they show their ability to rise above all the other nonsense and get the job done.. Though it wasn’t intended to offend people, it did..Being mindful of how you behave and express yourself is apart of the responsibility of being a representative in a public office… It was her duty to represent the student body as a WHOLE regardless of her prejudices or theirs.. Being the minority doesn’t give you a pass to NOT treat everyone with equal fairness and respect you expect especially knowing how it feels when to be the one on the other end of a crude joke..We all know racism, socialism, classism, and prejudice exists.. they always will.. Maya is a mere 17 yrs old.. she is not a polished politician, that girl has a whole lot of life ahead of her (God Willing) so I don’t fault her for not being poet enough to choose a different approach to change the obvious imbalance of that institution, she was doing what she should be doing.. expressing herself..My advice to her would be…If you choose to represent and be the voice and body of the people, you need to know when to put aside your personal feelings, and remember you a representing the wants and needs of other people.. the most powerful person in the room is the one that can place themselves in everyone else perspective whether or not they agree with it.. When it comes to matters of prejudice and overcoming inequality “awareness” is not what is needed.. we are all aware of the obvious prejudice that exists.. if you want things to change, .. facilitate change by using your role in office to create programs, have events, or activities or whatever that promote unity and understanding ..try to engage different clubs/groups/people to work with each other or groups they wouldn’t normally work with.. you don’t need to show the racist that he’s racist… he knows.. he hates what he doesn’t understand,and fears what he doesn’t know…make an effort to turn the negative into a positive.. poking and prodding at a persons imperfections won’t make them change,, it will make them feel like they are being attacked and that will only result in them using your as ammunition to defend their actions (just like the school is doing right now) no matter how unfair they are..They will divert everyone’s attention to the cloud of smoke you’ve create and the core issue and concern will be lost because now you become the bad guy.. There will be back lash from you trying to unify people,negative people tend not to like positive people.. but they won’t be able to say you actions were with malice if you kill them with positivity…Be a LEADER.. Being offensive causes hostility and drama..Use your platform and be smart enough to change peoples minds and make them think they changed their own.. Her actions didn’t prove a point.. they painted her as a bitter.. angry.. black lesbian.. they won!

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Actually they didn’t win. Did you read any blog/comments outside of those lead by white men? :no: You couldn’t have. She is being supported all over the net.

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      MisUnderstood says:

      Damn Brittany. Who reading all that? :sideeye:

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      Lodak says:

      Rolling my eyes at the biracial chick “keeping it real” at the $53,000/year prep school.

      #GurlBye #RichGurl #Fancy

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      JerseyGirl68 says:

      So I take it the white radical homosexuals and feminists will not boycott this school and support her? Blank stare.

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