ALBANY, Ga. - A year after holding their first integrated prom, some students at Taylor County High School have decided to again hold a separate, private party for whites only.
While many whites say they still plan to attend next week’s integrated prom, the decision to hold the whites-only prom this Friday saddened senior Gerica McCrary, who helped organize last year’s dance.
“I cried,” said McCrary, who is black. “The black juniors said, ‘Our prom is open to everyone. If you want to come, come.’”
Until then, parents and students organized separate proms for whites and blacks after school officials stopped sponsoring dances, in part because they wanted to avoid problems arising from interracial dating.
This year, a small number of white juniors decided they wanted a separate prom-Bububububup let’s stop it RIGHT HERE.
White juniors decided to host an all white prom? Where in the fuck is the principal? The parents? Who the fuck is a goddamn highschool kid to simply ignore the hard work that has been put forth to stop segregation over the last century? These kids are in highschool to learn values, not just pass exams. Where are their teachers and parents who should be teaching them these values and disciplining them when necessary? Shouldnt the parents and teachers give them a flat 'no, you will not hold an all whites-party, because you are not a white-supremacist group.'? Respect, among other values is learned - its never inherent. Obviously some have a harder time understanding this concept, and need to be taught in a slightly harsher way until they get the concept. To me, hosting an all-white prom, DECIDING with no questions asked 'we will hold an all white prom because we dont want blacks among us', is the utmost display of disrespect. There is nothing cool about segregation. Cultural diversity is what makes our nation so rich and strong - and that is something these kids shouldve been taught long ago. Are these the same people who will one day hold leadership positions? I mean, would you want one of these kids, who has no strong sense of values, to be the mayor of your town, a senator, or the president of the united states? A police officer in your town? A