Photo Shows White Student Dressed Up as Freddie Gray

Photo Shows White Student Dressed Up as Freddie Gray

On Sunday afternoon, Maryland native Detrick Manning posted a photo on Facebook that allegedly depicts College of Charleston student Sam Weinick dressed up as Freddie Gray at a party. Freddie Gray was a Black man who died as a result of police brutality in 2015.

Manning, who currently studies at Liverpool Hope University, posted the three photos hoping to draw attention to the racist culture of private schools in Maryland. In the first, a young man and woman pose with a caption that uses the N-word. In the second, a young man poses in a costume meant to depict Freddie Gray. In the third, a young man displays lewd drawings on his back, including the N-word.

The girl in the first photo is a Junior at Roland Park Country School named Lily Ratcliffe.The boy in the first photo…

Posted by Detrick Manning on Sunday, October 29, 2017


In the text of the post, Manning claims that the photo of Weinick was originally posted by College of Charleston student Gianna Trombetta. CisternYard reached out to both Weinick and Trombetta for comment.

Updated Nov. 30, 2017:

The original Facebook post is no longer available. Here are screenshots that our staff collected, to illustrate the content from the original post. 




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Authored by: Sig Johannes

Sigrid is the Editor in Chief of CisternYard News. Born and raised in D.C. (yes, actual D.C.), she spends all her time writing, studying, biking and failing at yoga. She is a senior majoring in English and minoring in Political Science and Film Studies.

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