"“Yearbooks are meant to double as time capsules. There’s aspiration woven into their portrayals of things. . . .” As with all time capsules, some yearbooks contain things that would be better left in the past. Blackface, celebration of the Confederacy and white supremacy, even depictions of students in Nazi uniforms are surely things that most people believe should be left in the past, or should not have even existed in the past to begin with. However, the reality is that such racial and discriminatory depictions have historically been prevalent in student publications. In fact, out of 900 publications across 120 institutions for higher education, a USA Today study found more than 200 blatant displays of racism in college publications throughout the country."[..]
MaryAnn Grover, The First Amendment & The Great College Yearbook Reckoning, 53 U. Rich. L. Rev. Online 19 (2019).
The First Amendment & The Great College Yearbook Reckoning