Apr 23, 2007

America, still racist after all these years.

Every stereotype you've heard about The South is true. The benefit of the doubt just got denied!
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ASHBURN, Georgia (AP) -- For the first time, the faces of students at the Turner County High School prom were both white and black.

First integrated prom for rural Georgia high school: http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/04 /22/integrated.prom.ap/index.html

I swear this is 2007 and not 1961. are you kidding me? The thing that a lot of people that live in the Bay Area, or even most metropolitan areas is, that racism and segregation still exist in a big way in the south. The restaurant or club may not say "whites only" but in some places you'll be hard pressed to find anyone other than the cooks and staff with pigmented skin. When i was down there, in South Carolina a guy was telling me that everything is segregated to some extent... not officially, but just under the surface. So to read a story like that while, appalling isnt shocking to me. It's ingrained into them as kids and by the time they are HS age, why wouldnt they choose to have a white only prom and keep the blacks out? their parents arent going to question it. It's cool someone decided to bring it up now, in 2007. I hope the youth of the south are finally getting a clue and a brain and leaving the ignorance and hatred to the past.

This country has a long way to go still. dont get me started on how stupid we all are.
the world is kicking our ass. China man, watch the fuck out for China.


Jessica A. Walsh said...

Segregation blows my mind because the kids in Georgia watch the same shows we do on tv - good healthy diverse tv made in California and New York. MTV, South Park, American Idol - and those kids are only starting to integrate now!? Crazy.

I don't think this would have stood for so long had more people from the North known it was going on.

I hate the South. I'm so glad we're segregated! Hahah

Rita said...

Woo hoo! My home state!

This town is a scant 150 miles south of Atlanta.

It's funny . . . if you start in downtown ATL and drive 30 miles in ANY direction, you are in a whole new world, my friends.

(can anyone else here the banjo theme from Deliverance?)