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Georgia high school students unite to fight segregated prom
MSN NEWS ^
Posted on 04/05/2013 5:26:04 PM PDT by ToxicMich
Almost 60 years after the Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional, students at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Ga., are attempting to tear down one of the last remaining vestiges of that time: segregated proms.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
How can this still exist?
posted on 04/05/2013 5:26:04 PM PDT
Yep, schools should have nothing to do with proms, which shouldn’t even exist anymore.
posted on 04/05/2013 5:27:00 PM PDT
I suspect the “black prom” is very important to the community.
posted on 04/05/2013 5:29:06 PM PDT
(You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
The irony is that most of these kids would SELF-SEGREGATE if this policy didn’t exist.
posted on 04/05/2013 5:29:30 PM PDT
“How can this still exist?”
You’re right. Freedom of Association is a terrible thing and it should not be permitted if it runs afoul of political correctness.
posted on 04/05/2013 5:29:59 PM PDT
(Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
Anyone want to go to the ghetto prom, sponsored by the Bluds and Cryps?
posted on 04/05/2013 5:30:48 PM PDT
Will they spike the punch with Old Thunderbird or Moonshine?
posted on 04/05/2013 5:31:48 PM PDT
by King Moonracer
(Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
One of them was the homecoming queen? My, how things have changed.
posted on 04/05/2013 5:35:02 PM PDT
( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
Lol! On college campuses, there’s a lot of “segregation”, in clubs, sororities, etc. While there should be no policy forcibly separating people, it put’s paid the idea that regulation SHOULD force people together.
posted on 04/05/2013 5:35:14 PM PDT
Government schools should get out of the prom business altogether.
posted on 04/05/2013 5:36:54 PM PDT
by Jeff Chandler
(People are idiots.)
freedom of association
cannot force people to associate
posted on 04/05/2013 5:37:56 PM PDT
Just curious, how is a black student union or a black studies major not segregation?
posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:21 PM PDT
(Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
To: Jeff Chandler
At my Catholic High School, you did not go to prom unless you had a date and no it could not be same sex. That was 25 years ago but I am pretty confident that the rules have not changed.
posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:51 PM PDT
(Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
I’m amazed anything is segregated any more. But this part of the article did make me chuckle
“Quanesha Wallace, said. “It’s hard for just one of us to up and do when it’s been segregated for so many years, so we all decided to do it as one.
“Wallace, who’s African-American...”
Whoda guessed Quanesha would be African American?
posted on 04/05/2013 5:41:04 PM PDT
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posted on 04/05/2013 5:57:25 PM PDT
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It is a little strange, but just look at major cities throughout the country. There is to some degree, spontaneous segregation in a lot of places.
Wallace, whos African-American...
posted on 04/05/2013 6:00:31 PM PDT
Simple solution for the “segregated prom” — the school cancels the prom and lets the kids arrange their own proms off campus.
Why shouldn’t proms exist anymore?
With entertainment provided by the 'Twerker Sistah's'...woot!
posted on 04/05/2013 6:23:56 PM PDT
(A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
Read or re-read the article. The proms are NOT sponsored by the school but by the parents away from the school as you are suggesting. The kids themselves seem to want to have one integrated prom, and that’s great. Hope it works.
posted on 04/05/2013 6:38:49 PM PDT
“This” doesn't exist, dummy.
The public school in question does not sponsor, support, or involve themselves in extracurricular student dances. Period.
(Homecomings, Proms, sock-hops etc)
What, did you really think prayers were the only non-secular activities banned by public schools in Georgia?
posted on 04/05/2013 6:44:30 PM PDT
(The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
Have we heard from the National Association for the Advancement of Caucasian People yet ? ?
posted on 04/05/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT
( if FReepers start goin' quiet, it's finally ON . . no gulags for me, whatever the cost)
Myself, I always thought proms were a huge waste of time in high school. I detested them. The JROTC military balls had more prestige, but many high schools dropped JROTC long ago.
as a school/government function
posted on 04/06/2013 8:11:47 AM PDT
Aren’t black universities segregated?
To: cradle of freedom
“Arent black universities segregated?”
No, white folk can get minority scholarships to attend.
posted on 04/14/2013 5:33:53 PM PDT
(1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
To: cradle of freedom
Officially, no, but I doubt they’re required to have a “diverse” student body....
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