Posted by: Jim | April 23, 2007

So Proud We Are of All of Them

Congratulations to Turner County High School for having their first racially integrated prom.

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  1. A quote from the article: “There was not anybody that I can remember that was black,” she said. “The white people have theirs, and the black people have theirs. It’s nothing racial at all.”

  2. Well, ain’t that mighty white of ’em. Boy, bring me a mint julep. We got ourselves a celebration here! Yeeeeee-haw!

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  3. Who is ‘she?’ It is important for the context of the quote. I did not know that there was segregation on any level left in the U.S of A. I’ve been to Atlanta a few times, but apprently you have to dig pretty deep to find this type of behavior. I have a good friend from Norcross, right outside of Atlanta, and this suprised even her.

  4. I too, am surprised. However, I had my eyes opened five years ago when my best friend married a black man and moved to the city proper of Atlanta, paying way more than they wanted, to live there. When I asked “why not the suburbs?” she replied “Oh, we’d be lynched if we did that”. Much to my surprise it appears that prejudice against interracial marriages is still prominent there. She also said that the FIRST question that her neighbors in Atlanta asked, upon meeting her, was “what church do you go to?”


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