Last Updated on October 10, 2022
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) was part of her high school yearbook committee which organized ‘Slave Day,’ where students placed bids on younger students to perform tasks that were “degrading,” according to the school’s yearbook archives.
Yearbook copies from Seton Catholic Preparatory High School have recently surfaced which revealed that Hobbs was an active member of the yearbook staff, student council, and the student council body during her tenure from 1984 to 1988.
“1984 Homecoming festivities began, as usual, with Spirit Week, featuring freshman slaves wearing unbecoming hairdos and unbecoming outfits, sporting embarrassing signs and performing embarrassing acts of servitude for senior masters for a day,” the yearbook reads.
The students at the high school, led by Katie Hobbs, participated in the usage of ‘blackface’ face paint during ‘Slave Day.’
Student Council Officer, Katie Hobbs [leads] the school,” the caption of the yearbook picture said. In the picture, Hobbs can be seen in the middle.
“Senior girls take a break from the slave-day auctions to smile,” another picture’s caption reads.
“Thursday was ‘Senior Slave day,’ and the scenes of the Seniors’ paying for cruelties rendered on Monday are too painful to mention, although make-up was quite popular with the Senior guys,” the yearbook’s author wrote.
Hobbs is the opponent of the Republican Arizona gubernatorial nominee, Kari Lake.
Hobbs was accused of racism by Talonya Adams, a former Arizona Senate Democrat staffer.
“Is Katie Hobbs a racist as defined by the Oxford dictionary? Yes, she is. Is she worthy of sitting in any role of government? No, she is not,” Adams questioned at a December 2021 press conference.
“Twice-convicted racist Katie Hobbs cost AZ taxpayers $2.75 million due to her racism – so it doesn’t surprise me that she organized “Slave Day” in high school,” the Trump-endorsed Kari Lake said.
Twice-convicted racist @katiehobbs cost AZ taxpayers $2.75 million due to her racism—so it doesn’t surprise me that she organized “Slave Day” in high school.
Arizona won’t elect #RacistHobbs pic.twitter.com/2A4TKXXM6j
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 10, 2022
Lake and others have been consistently criticized Hobbs for dodging any gubernatorial debate prior to the November 8th election.
“Democrats really seem to love blackface. From Ralph Northam to Arizona Governor Candidate, Katie Hobbs…who helped run her school’s slave day, complete with auctions and leashes?! No wonder she refused to debate Kari Lake,” former GOP congressional candidate Matthew Foldi commented on Twitter.
Democrats really seem to love blackface
From #VAGOV Ralph Northam to #AZGOV candidate Katie Hobbs…who helped run her school’s SLAVE DAY, complete with auctions and leashes?!
No wonder she refuses to debate @KariLake https://t.co/B3hNZJbopi
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) October 10, 2022
“Katie Hobbs is a twice-convicted racist who has cost the taxpayers of Arizona nearly $2 million in settlements. That is a fact,” Lake added.
.@KariLake: “Katie Hobbs is a twice-convicted racist who has cost the taxpayers of Arizona nearly $3 million in settlements. That is a fact.“ pic.twitter.com/ewUPBULH22
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 9, 2022
This story was originally reported by The Daily Mail.
Lake has been making huge waves across the national political scene as the November 8th Midterm Election approaches.
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