First female black student-president at nation’s most expensive prep school is forced to resign after ‘offensive’ photographs of her mocking ‘typical white classmates’ emerge online

princeton student 5Shortly after her election, an anonymous student sent photos of Peterson smoking marijuana to school officials. The school received several other complaints about Peterson, including charges that she posted racist comments on Twitter about a fellow student who was a Sikh.

One former student said Peterson’s photos – and overall attitude, ‘violated the spirit of the Lawrenceville community.’

‘It was hateful. It wasn’t inclusive,’ the student, identified only as David, said. ‘When I think of Maya Peterson, I don’t think of someone who is an avid proponent of progress or of inclusiveness. I think of someone who is hateful. She had a hateful spirit.’

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