WHEN BEING BLACK SUCKS: Black & White Students Finally Dance Together At Georgia High School’s First Ever Racially Mixed Prom – 60 Years After School Segregation Officially Ended

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Racial segregation

To think that such level of racial segregation still exists in a forward, equal and human rights thinking country like America makes me sick…

Nearly 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was illegal, half of the students from rural Wilcox County High School ended their community’s tradition of segregation after raising money for an integrated prom dance.

And the students had to do it by themselves?

Mail Online Reports;

For the first time in the history of Wilcox County, Georgia, black students and white students danced arm-in-arm at prom on Saturday.

Nearly 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was illegal, half of the students from rural Wilcox County High School ended their community’s tradition of segregation after raising money for an integrated prom dance.

The event had all the trappings of a normal high school prom, with couples arriving together in limousines, girls decked in frilly dresses, and badly-synchronized group dances to modern dance hits.

Not all of the couples were integrated. Mostly, black students dated black students and white students dated white students, but all of the teens said that the night held a special significance.

‘I didn’t agree with the fact that they separated blacks and whites. so I just put my foot down and said, “No, I’m not going to and all-white prom and I’m not going to go with somebody to an all-black prom, it’s just not going to happen,'” one student, a white girl with a black prom date, told WMAZ-TV.

‘I’m not going to go until everybody can be together.’

For decades, the school district has avoided throwing an officially-sanctioned prom so that the parents could organize separate, segregated dances for the students.

This year, though, four friends – two black and two white – joined together to end the practice.

They started a Facebook campaign called ‘Integrated Prom’ and it quickly gained more than 26,000 followers.



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  1. Seems like they are backward in many ways especially in the human rights department. shame on the school system in that county for allowing this type of ignorance! Shout out to those young ladies fighting to change the ignorant tradition set by their elders. 2013 and we still have to read about segregation for such a forward thinking country