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Georgia high school students unite to fight segregated prom
MSN NEWS ^ | 2013-04-04 | MSN

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
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How can this still exist?
1 posted on 04/05/2013 5:26:04 PM PDT by ToxicMich
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To: ToxicMich

Yep, schools should have nothing to do with proms, which shouldn’t even exist anymore.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 5:27:00 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ToxicMich

I suspect the “black prom” is very important to the community.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 5:29:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: GeronL

The irony is that most of these kids would SELF-SEGREGATE if this policy didn’t exist.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 5:29:30 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: ToxicMich

“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.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 5:29:59 PM PDT by Pelham (Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
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To: Amberdawn

Anyone want to go to the ghetto prom, sponsored by the Bluds and Cryps?

/sarc


6 posted on 04/05/2013 5:30:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ToxicMich

Will they spike the punch with Old Thunderbird or Moonshine?


7 posted on 04/05/2013 5:31:48 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: ToxicMich

One of them was the homecoming queen? My, how things have changed.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 5:35:02 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: GeronL

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.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 5:35:14 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: ToxicMich

Government schools should get out of the prom business altogether.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 5:36:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Amberdawn

freedom of association

cannot force people to associate


11 posted on 04/05/2013 5:37:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ToxicMich
Just curious, how is a black student union or a black studies major not segregation?
12 posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:21 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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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.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:51 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: ToxicMich

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?


14 posted on 04/05/2013 5:41:04 PM PDT by EDINVA
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15 posted on 04/05/2013 5:57:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ToxicMich

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.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 5:58:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: EDINVA
“Wallace, who’s African-American...”


17 posted on 04/05/2013 6:00:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ToxicMich

Simple solution for the “segregated prom” — the school cancels the prom and lets the kids arrange their own proms off campus.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 6:03:03 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: GeronL

Why shouldn’t proms exist anymore?


19 posted on 04/05/2013 6:08:15 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: GeronL
With entertainment provided by the 'Twerker Sistah's'...woot!

20 posted on 04/05/2013 6:23:56 PM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: MasterGunner01

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.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 6:38:49 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ToxicMich
“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?

22 posted on 04/05/2013 6:44:30 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: ToxicMich
Have we heard from the National Association for the Advancement of Caucasian People yet ? ?


shazam

23 posted on 04/05/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT by tomkat ( if FReepers start goin' quiet, it's finally ON . . no gulags for me, whatever the cost)
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To: EDINVA
You're right.

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.

24 posted on 04/05/2013 9:07:27 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: bigdaddy45

as a school/government function


25 posted on 04/06/2013 8:11:47 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Amberdawn

Aren’t black universities segregated?


26 posted on 04/14/2013 5:18:04 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

“Aren’t black universities segregated?”

No, white folk can get minority scholarships to attend.


27 posted on 04/14/2013 5:33:53 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: cradle of freedom

Officially, no, but I doubt they’re required to have a “diverse” student body....


28 posted on 04/14/2013 6:02:29 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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