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Why We Are Lucky We Don’t Live in Georgia

May 23, 2009

Segregated proms in 2009????  Yes, if you live in parts of the South.  You got to be f’ing KIDDING me.

Racially segregated proms have been held in Montgomery County — where about two-thirds of the population is white — almost every year since its schools were integrated in 1971.

The NYT’s article continues:

The senior proms held by Montgomery County High School students — referred to by many students as “the black-folks prom” and “the white-folks prom” — are organized outside school through student committees with the help of parents.All students are welcome at the black prom, though generally few if any white students show up. The white prom, students say, remains governed by a largely unspoken set of rules about who may come.

The article tries to explain things away by saying most students wanted to get rid of the segregated proms but it’s a few white parents that are insisting on the segregation.

To those students, I say, “GROW A SACK.”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. lori permalink
    May 23, 2009 3:56 pm

    too sad

  2. May 25, 2009 10:24 am

    That’s so….last century. Really too embarrassingly sad.

  3. May 25, 2009 10:00 pm

    In 1974, I was sent to New Orleans as an intern working for an international steamship (containers) company. What a cultural shock — most of the residents had never seen an “oriental” as we were classified at that time. I was stared/gawked at all the time. I was not black nor obviously white, therefore I was accepted by both from a business stand point. Socially, it was a bit awkward at times. However, I did get to go to Mardi Gras and had the best time! I wonder how it was/is for the first Vietnamese refugees that are there now.

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