No More Boundaries: Ga. Teens Fed Up With Segregated Proms

Apr 4, 2013 Full story: ABC News 35

Some high school seniors at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Ga., would like to have an integrated prom where all students are invited to attend.

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Boise Idaho

Emmett, ID

#1 Apr 4, 2013
Where might we donate money to the brave young people putting on their own non-segregated prom? Young people such as this give me hope for the rest of the world.
colorblind

Rockford, IL

#2 Apr 10, 2013
Let the students teach and the children lead the way! What a remarkable group of kids to do this. And absolute shame on the parents and school officials that have promoted segregation and/or allowed it to happen for so long. I hope the community and the entire country rallies around these kids to support them in their efforts to have a desegregated prom and to condemn those who stand in their way. I also hope that the parents that pursued the segregation in the past can become enlightened citizens of the USA and if they can't - I hope the kids of Wilcox can overcome their bad behavior and example and will lead future students and generations to come together and end all segregation.
Jeffrey

Macon, GA

#3 Apr 10, 2013
The fact is, the story only tells what a few of the kids are doing, a majority of the kids still want it to stay like it is. There have been private "Proms" for years, and there will continue to be. Get over it.
Proud to be fom wilcx

Fitzgerald, GA

#4 Apr 11, 2013
what about the black "prom" I don't think any "whites" attend it, but now we better not mention this, because that just means we are racist. Wilcox county has been my home all my life. I am very proud to say that. For anybody that doesn't think its good enough for them they should move, the county would be better off without them I'm sure. Yes there are people racist in wilcox along with every other county in the USA. both whites and blacks. This prom deal is just something for young people to draw attention with. The parents backing this in my opinion is worse than the children. If the school was holding or funding this event: then yes I could see a problem, but this isn't the case. I enjoyed my senior prom and was proud it was held the way it was. My parents nor grandparents would have gone to see me in this event if they had to listen to rap music and look at people's drawer's hanging out because of there lack of respect for others. Can anyone on here justify the fact that my grandmother should have to look at some seventeen year olds draws just to attend this event. I don't want Wilcox to change, look at how good this " CHANGE" is working out for the USA
Samantha

Macon, GA

#5 Apr 12, 2013
Private parties are just that; "Private". The media, he government, or any other doo-gooders can not dictate that. If there were a school sponsored prom, then they would fall under "public" guidelines, and then certian stiplations would apply, and then the quality would suffer, because a certian demographic would more often prfer one kind of music and such over another. To counter this, we have private parties for the kids. This has worked well for many yers, and will contiue to do so.

If I want to host a private party and only invite people with red hair, I can do this, and I will if I want to, and I don't care what the liberal media says about it, as what you do in private is not their business.
Kathleen

Lytle, TX

#6 Apr 13, 2013
What about students of mixed races? Hispanic? Which prom do they attend, if any? How sad this is! These students are in for a rude awakening when they have to integrate into the "real world,"
Corbin

Washington, DC

#8 Apr 14, 2013
Well said Kathleen!

Since: Aug 08

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#9 Apr 15, 2013
Samantha wrote:
Private parties are just that; "Private". The media, he government, or any other doo-gooders can not dictate that. If there were a school sponsored prom, then they would fall under "public" guidelines, and then certian stiplations would apply, and then the quality would suffer, because a certian demographic would more often prfer one kind of music and such over another. To counter this, we have private parties for the kids. This has worked well for many yers, and will contiue to do so.
If I want to host a private party and only invite people with red hair, I can do this, and I will if I want to, and I don't care what the liberal media says about it, as what you do in private is not their business.
Private or public you know if they segregate blacks and whites or gays and straights at a school prom it is going to make news and cause controversy. No one said they can't have private proms that exclude who they don't want but that doesn't mean the rest of the country will find it socially acceptable.

Since: Aug 08

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#10 Apr 15, 2013
Samantha wrote:
Private parties are just that; "Private". The media, he government, or any other doo-gooders can not dictate that. If there were a school sponsored prom, then they would fall under "public" guidelines, and then certian stiplations would apply, and then the quality would suffer, because a certian demographic would more often prfer one kind of music and such over another. To counter this, we have private parties for the kids. This has worked well for many yers, and will contiue to do so.
If I want to host a private party and only invite people with red hair, I can do this, and I will if I want to, and I don't care what the liberal media says about it, as what you do in private is not their business.
Just because one wants to be tolerant and inclusive of everyone and provide basic fairness to humanity does not make it a liberal vs. conservative issue. Racism, sexism, gender discrimination, homophobia, and transphobia, and disregard of poor and middle class, working class, the disabled, atheists, and other religions and non-Christian/God religions gives "conservatives" a bad name and is hurting their political parties throughout the nation.

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#11 Apr 15, 2013
Jeffrey wrote:
The fact is, the story only tells what a few of the kids are doing, a majority of the kids still want it to stay like it is. There have been private "Proms" for years, and there will continue to be. Get over it.
Just as long as the public school system doesn't segregate, discriminate, and exclude then it is fine.
Bigdeal

Douglas, GA

#12 Apr 16, 2013
Then why didn't they go to Crisp and put that county in the news too. I went to Crisp Co Schools and it's the same way. No different than Wilcox.
Serrano Red

Perryton, TX

#13 Apr 28, 2013
Have they lost their mind wtf
Sella

Grundy, VA

#16 Apr 29, 2013
Georgia you are a messed up state. Maybe you can just secede from the union. Oh ya you tried that one and lost. STFU and get with the times already.
null

Nashville, GA

#17 Apr 30, 2013
The public school has never had any involvement in these private parties called "proms". Dumbass.
Benjamin wrote:
Private proms? Really? A school prom can't be private you idiot! It's a public school! Now if a group of your racist friends want to have your own private so called prom then do it but I'm sure no one would attend a racist prom where only white students would go unless you're a racist. You are a racist clear and simple. You should be ashamed for having this mentality and I'm sure your parents are the ones feeding you this and easing you the wrong way. You suck!<quoted text>
Mark

Macon, GA

#18 Apr 30, 2013
Sella wrote:
Georgia you are a messed up state. Maybe you can just secede from the union. Oh ya you tried that one and lost. STFU and get with the times already.
No.
Bart

Macon, GA

#20 May 1, 2013
Benjamin wrote:
Good thing the students took a stand and won. Public schools should not divide the student body because of race, color, or sexual preference. Those old time traditions and those who supported it can suck it! You lose! Students win!
Yea, all 4 of them, ha ha
Veritas

Fitzgerald, GA

#21 May 1, 2013
Alexis Miller wrote:
http://www.gofundme.com/2rkxqk share please :)
Begging for money just like your friends that didn't want to do any work to fund a prom and instead relied on false information to generate sympathy from people all across the planet.
Bart

Macon, GA

#22 May 2, 2013
I sure feel sorry for the parents of the young white girl who was talked into posing for that photo, the press is so irresponsible.

As soon as y'all leave, it's back to normal.

Bye.
Want to Know

Vancouver, Canada

#23 May 3, 2013
Georgians, I'd like to know what about black people at your prom that you fear the most.

1) Their rap music.

2) Their baggy pants.

3) The idea of black on blonde, thereby disturbing the pristine racial purity of the whites.

If there's anything else I left out, please feel free to mention it! Thank you for a very interesting thread.
Bart

Macon, GA

#24 May 3, 2013
Basically, all of the above, and more.

You're welcome.

Stay up north, we don't want y'all contaminating the south anymore than you already have.

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