Katie Hobbs, the Democrat candidate for Arizona Governor, has some skeletons in her closet. The Daily Mail uncovered photographic evidence that she helped run an event titled “slave day,” where students would auction their younger peers off as slaves to do degrading tasks.
Hobbs’ yearbook photos showed that she was on student council and helped plan the “spirit week” event. The event involved freshman “slaves” following orders from their senior “masters.” One of the photos even showed one student holding a leash around another student’s neck.
Hobbs attended Seton Catholic Preparatory School from 1984 to 1988
Her yearbook from 1985, the end of her freshman year, mentioned slaves degrading themselves. They were “wearing unbecoming hairdos and unbecoming outfits, sporting embarrassing signs and performing embarrassing acts of servitude for senior masters for a day.”
While it’s not definitely clear that Hobbs directly took part in the “auctions.” She was a member of the student council that oversaw and organized the event. It is clear, however, that she participated in “coordinating events for spirit week.” One of those events is the “slave day” in question.
From the Daily Caller:
A 1987 Seton Catholic Preparatory School yearbook confirmed by the Daily Caller appears to credit Hobbs, Arizona’s Secretary of State, as a student leader who “coordinated the many class events during Spirit Week,” although the extent of her participation in the “slave day” activities is unclear.
The photo is part of a larger collection of yearbook photos showing “slaves” in a certain grade wear “unbecoming hairdoes and unbecoming outfits, sporting embarrassing signs and performing embarrassing acts of servitude for senior masters for a day.”
The images show one girl wearing black face with a caption of a student who “just loves slave day” and one student leading another by a leash. Students were sold off in “auctions” for a couple dollars each person. At one point, the class yearbook refers to students “paying for cruelties rendered” which are “too painful to mention” during an event called “Senior Slave Day” during freshman initiation week.