Arizona has been stricken with another blatant expression of racism and ignorance. Six students at Desert Vista High School were a part of a larger group of students that adorned shirts with letters to spell out a celebratory slogan for the school year. The six students in question pulled ranks to spell out NI**ER on their own, smiling gleefully to pose for an instagram picture. Their punishment was 5-days suspension. This hurtful use of a racial slur is a complete disregard for the dignity of the black community in Arizona and across the nation and the punishment does not fit the total ignorance and cruelty of the crime. We demand the resignation of the school's principal, Christine Barela, immediately for deeming this 5-day vacation from school an acceptable punishment. The six girls in question need to be expelled from the high school and its district to understand the gravity of their actions to the fullest. These expressions of racism will not be tolerated any longer.