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Teen whose yearbook message was replaced with racist slur gets flood of birthday love, scholarship - CTV Toronto

Teen whose yearbook message was replaced with racist slur gets flood of birthday love, scholarship - CTV Toronto
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TORONTO -- A young man who was the subject of a racist prank that saw his high school yearbook tribute to his grandmother replaced with a racist slur is receiving a lot of love and a big boost to his higher education goals.

Joshua Telemaque had submitted a yearbook message honouring his late grandmother for guiding him through his four years of high school at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School in Pickering. However when he got his copy of the yearbook last week, he was shocked to discover that the message next to his picture had been replaced with a racist phrase referencing a gorilla that was shot at a Cincinnati zoo.
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