(Closed) Georgia school has two segregated proms

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Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@princesslettuce14:  this cannot be real. ridiculous. Its just beyond me that things like this still go on.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its real. I was talking to a friend of mine, who’s black, about this. She said her prom in Mississippi was segregated. I can’t remember why she said they had different proms but she wasn’t upset about it. She said both sides wanted it that way and there was not anger or hurt feelings about it. She also said that all of the students, black and white, were friends at school, played sports, hung out, got along, etc. Life isn’t always “black and white” so to speak. Especially in the south.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Unbelievable!  This makes me so sad 🙁

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

There are still some bass-ackwards people in the small towns of the South.  But the vast majority of Southerners find this to be completely ridiculous!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

As someone who lives in rural Alabama, I think this is ridiculous. However, sometimes the students actually want it this way, and with that, I see nothing wrong.

 

@Mrs.KMM:  +1

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Honestly I don’t care what the students want. They’re not adults. School is there to teach them how to be adults, in an integrated world. This is absolutely wrong. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@SoupyCat:  The school doesn’t sponser the proms.  The parents do.  So the school (to my understanding) can’t really do anything about it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

What the… frack. This is seriously screwy. It’s 2013!!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had to make sure this wasn’t an Onion article before I commented. SMH…for real?!

Post # 12
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Honey bee

@Mrs.KMM:  yeah, I saw that and didn’t quite understand. I guess i thought proms are always through the school. This makes me sad that so many parents would encourage this. I think the school should start its own prom open to all people for the kids who don’t want to take part in segregated proms. I honestly can’t believe we’re talking about this in 2013. 

 

eTa: I see the kids are doing that, which is wonderful. I just really wish the school would take an official position ot sponsor the integrated prom. It’s important to have the backing of legitimate institutions against these insane segregated practices. 

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

What the hell. I had no idea this still happened. Wtf is wrong with people. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah…I gues there is a group of girls trying to throw an integrated prom at that school in GA. They put up signs and people keep taking it down – was on the local news yesterday. I live in southern GA and it’s such an unusual place to live. There are a lot of great things, but it’s frustrating how far behind a lot of things seem to be down here.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wow! I can’t believe this still happens! I also can’t believe that some students want it this way, what?!

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