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Teen gets 2 years probation for attempt to sell his black classmate in US

10:51, 21 October 2021
Teen gets 2 years probation for attempt to sell his black classmate in US Photo: pixabay.com

A student of an Illinois high school has been judged for a racist-based misdemeanor after he posted an advertisement on Craigslist that said the student wanted to sell his black classmate as a “slave.”

The inadequate joke or the absurd intention to do so drew attention to the advertisement. It went too far as the consequences of what the student had done led him to the court. Thus DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin made an announcement on Wednesday saying that Judge Anthony Coco issued a verdict of sentencing the male Naperville Central High School pupil to two years probation and 100 hours of public works.

The white boy pleaded guilty to two counts of felony hate crime and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct on September 1.

The photo of a black student was taken on November 14, 2019, and soon after the now-sentenced photographer uploaded this image into Craigslist adding the scripture to it, “Slave for sale (Naperville)”, also writing down the racist-based description to the photo.

The identity of the culprit hasn’t been revealed, however, as of the moment the photo was taken, both students were 14-year-old.

“Hate crimes have no place in a civilized society and will not be tolerated, regardless of the accused’s age,” Robert Berlin commented upon the hate crime.

Racism is a widespread social problem, which takes place across the entire globe even now. It may vary from local to worldwide. The horrendous act of racism took place at the Euro 2020 final when the English football team lost the decisive game against Italy to become a champion after failing the penalty shootout. Black football players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka failed to score a goal during the after-match penalties and faced strong condemnation from the fans. The fans were offending the players on racial grounds, beginning to do so immediately in the stadium and ending up on social media. 

The act of massive misbehavior urged the UK police to start a probe against the racist fans. The racist-based offenses also faced condemnations in the British government when UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the offenders had to be responsible for the appalling abuse.