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(CBS 46 Atlanta)   Do you recall Macon, GA's first integrated prom? I can't believe it... Hasn't happened yet   (cbsatlanta.com) divider line 201
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2013-04-03 08:15:10 PM  
INTEGRATED PORN!?

Oh.

Never mind.
 
2013-04-03 08:48:42 PM  
That's pretty embarrassing even for Georgia.
 
2013-04-03 08:56:23 PM  
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They're just proud of their history
 
2013-04-03 09:07:34 PM  
But don't call them racists.
 
2013-04-03 09:13:39 PM  
Good on the students for leading the charge to integrate. With every generation the south is improving. It does make me wonder how many segregated proms are held because of student preference, and how many are done at the behest of the teachers and parents.
 
2013-04-03 09:22:18 PM  
Mississippi just had a mess on their hands recently with one of these, too. Lemme see if I can find it....

Oh. They made a movie about it.
 
2013-04-03 09:28:12 PM  
I can't for the life of me think of why black people would even want to let white people into their prom.
 
2013-04-03 09:35:32 PM  
I can believe it, subs.

Elegy: Good on the students for leading the charge to integrate. With every generation the south is improving.


That's because with every generation the South is seeing more transplants from areas of the country that aren't complete farking backwaters.  I grew up in Savannah - I went back a few years ago after a long time away, and I was shocked by how completely backward it was.  Macon is even worse.

You have no idea how thankful I am for modern modes of transportation and the resulting shifts in numbers of people who leave their hometowns.
 
2013-04-03 09:49:53 PM  

jaylectricity: I can't for the life of me think of why black people would even want to let white people into their prom.


So they have something to laugh at on the dance floor?
 
2013-04-03 10:11:37 PM  
I've been to Macon and I can believe it.
 
2013-04-03 10:11:58 PM  
Wow. Just wow.
 
2013-04-03 10:12:10 PM  
So I guess a gay couple would probably upset the peach cart, huh?
 
2013-04-03 10:12:29 PM  
Yes, sir, the South is gonna change. Everything's gonna be put on electricity and run on a paying basis. Out with the old spiritual mumbo jumbo, the superstitions, and the backward ways. We're gonna see a brave new world where they run everybody a wire and hook us all up to a grid. Yes, sir, a veritable age of reason. Like the one they had in France. Not a moment too soon.
 
2013-04-03 10:12:31 PM  
Georgia trifecta now in play.
 
2013-04-03 10:13:35 PM  
FTFA:  If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises."
That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.


I'm really at a loss.  I consider myself pretty rational and don't want to be the kind of person who has trouble believing something because he just doesn't want it to be true, but this one gives me a headache.  Has the President heard about this, because this seems like the kind of thing you deploy the National Guard about.

/you thought I'd mention drones, didn't you?
 
2013-04-03 10:15:04 PM  
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"Those" people from Macon are too "urban" to have a segregated prom with.
 
2013-04-03 10:15:38 PM  

taxandspend: I love the fact they're not doing away with segregated proms, just making the black prom integrated.

Oh Georgie, you'll always be a stain on my birth certificate.


Hey!  I moved here.

Well, not really.  I moved to Atlanta, which any True Southerner will proudly tell you isn't The Real South.  I will not argue with that.
 
2013-04-03 10:15:43 PM  
You'd think someone would attempt to attend, have to cops called, launch a lawsuit, profit, then move out of that hillbilly city.
 
2013-04-03 10:15:44 PM  
Integration is just too near for comfort.
 
2013-04-03 10:18:22 PM  
taxandspend:

Hotlanta! I hear they have a thriving gay scene down there.

Don't do that.
 
2013-04-03 10:18:47 PM  
www.gmcopo.com

What an integrated PROM may look like.
 
2013-04-03 10:18:58 PM  

Confabulat: That's pretty embarrassing even for Georgia.


Um, the town I used to live in HAD an integrated prom, but it didn't stop some parents from holding their own prom anyhow where only a certain few were invited.

/true story:  I came close to going to a prom like six years ago
//I'd known the family since I was like 15, and they'd asked me to go out with their daughter
///but, as much as I wanted to do it, events came up that were beyond my control
 
2013-04-03 10:20:03 PM  
Any police officer who would escort a student off the property for daring to show up at the wrong dance is wholly unfit to be a part of the justice system in any capacity.

Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-04-03 10:20:09 PM  
But don't you DARE call them racist.
 
2013-04-03 10:20:12 PM  

taxandspend: Rapmaster2000: taxandspend: I love the fact they're not doing away with segregated proms, just making the black prom integrated.

Oh Georgie, you'll always be a stain on my birth certificate.

Hey!  I moved here.

Well, not really.  I moved to Atlanta, which any True Southerner will proudly tell you isn't The Real South.  I will not argue with that.

Hotlanta! I hear they have a thriving gay scene down there.


Huge.  I'm getting the gay by proxy.  Proxy gay they call it, but only tourists call it Hotlanta.
 
2013-04-03 10:22:03 PM  
Jesus.

WTF are people thinking down there?  What about the Latino and Asian kids, which prom do they get to go to?

I'm guessing the Chinese kids get to go to WhitePromTM, and the Indian kids get to go to BlackPromTM(much to the outrage of their parents).  And of course the Mexican kids won't be attending, they're working that night.
 
2013-04-03 10:22:13 PM  

Cluckity: Any police officer who would escort a student off the property for daring to show up at the wrong dance is wholly unfit to be a part of the justice system  society in any capacity.

Christ, what an asshole.


FTFY.
 
2013-04-03 10:22:17 PM  

Confabulat: That's pretty embarrassing even for Georgia.


That's embarassing for frikkin anyone... I don't see how there hasn't been a lawsuit.  I kinda wish a lawsuit could have happened without there being a media circus. But still... yeah, there should have been some serious lawsuittin' going on down there.  There's no excuse for it.
 
2013-04-03 10:22:23 PM  

Rapmaster2000: taxandspend: I love the fact they're not doing away with segregated proms, just making the black prom integrated.

Oh Georgie, you'll always be a stain on my birth certificate.

Hey!  I moved here.

Well, not really.  I moved to Atlanta, which any True Southerner will proudly tell you isn't The Real South.  I will not argue with that.


In some aspects it is, such as the oppressive heat and barricade your house because crime is really bad here.  BUT they are what the rest of the South should be.  Until I see change, I will NEVER move back down there.  I want my kids to have a 21st century education, not a 19th century education with 'puters.
 
2013-04-03 10:22:29 PM  
Jesus fark, please tell me this is a late April Fools prank-story.  How backwater can you possibly get?
 
2013-04-03 10:22:34 PM  

BlissKitchen: You'd think someone would attempt to attend, have to cops called, launch a lawsuit, profit, then move out of that hillbilly city.


I was just wondering how they haven't been sued into bankruptcy yet.
 
2013-04-03 10:22:48 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: INTEGRATED PORN!?

Oh.

Never mind.


I made the same mistake at first.
 
2013-04-03 10:22:55 PM  

Koodz: FTFA:  If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises."
That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.

I'm really at a loss.  I consider myself pretty rational and don't want to be the kind of person who has trouble believing something because he just doesn't want it to be true, but this one gives me a headache.  Has the President heard about this, because this seems like the kind of thing you deploy the National Guard about.

/you thought I'd mention drones, didn't you?


Sadly, the "prom" in question isn't an official school event, or paid for with public funds.   Ergo,  it's a private party,  and they can choose to allow anyone they want to attend or not attend to their hearts content....and yes, that makes people trying to gatecrash "Trespassers" who can have the police called on them.

Utter douchebags, yes.   Deserving of scorn and ridicule, yes.   Illegal, no.
 
2013-04-03 10:24:00 PM  

jaylectricity: I can't for the life of me think of why black people would even want to let white people into their prom.


'Cause that's where the white womens at.

/sad to see the power of Ray Charles didn't change this sooner
 
2013-04-03 10:24:14 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Huge. I'm getting the gay by proxy. Proxy gay they call it, but only tourists call it Hotlanta.


You know you're moving past your instilled childhood homophobia when you smile and high-five Baton Bob as you walk by.  (really that guy always makes my day)

www.mydisguises.com
 
2013-04-03 10:24:41 PM  
No offense to the good people of the south, but let god sort them out.
 
2013-04-03 10:24:54 PM  

BlissKitchen: You'd think someone would attempt to attend, have to cops called, launch a lawsuit, profit, then move out of that hillbilly city.


I bet someone did. I bet that was the last time anyone saw that person.
 
2013-04-03 10:25:27 PM  

Cluckity: Any police officer who would escort a student off the property for daring to show up at the wrong dance is wholly unfit to be a part of the justice system in any capacity.

Christ, what an asshole.


He's doing his job.  If you had a party at your house and someone showed up you didn't invite and refused to leave.......you would most likely call the cops.  This situation isn't any different.

Racist proms suck.........the people who put on racist proms suck.
 
2013-04-03 10:25:40 PM  
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2013-04-03 10:26:33 PM  

bluorangefyre: Rapmaster2000: taxandspend: I love the fact they're not doing away with segregated proms, just making the black prom integrated.

Oh Georgie, you'll always be a stain on my birth certificate.

Hey!  I moved here.

Well, not really.  I moved to Atlanta, which any True Southerner will proudly tell you isn't The Real South.  I will not argue with that.

In some aspects it is, such as the oppressive heat and barricade your house because crime is really bad here.  BUT they are what the rest of the South should be.  Until I see change, I will NEVER move back down there.  I want my kids to have a 21st century education, not a 19th century education with 'puters.


That's actually a common discussion here.  "I've got to get my kids out of the South before they start school."  The money's good and the cost of living is low here as long as you're not hoping to educate your children beyond a 4-3 defense.  The Tampa 2 is too complex.
 
2013-04-03 10:27:52 PM  
You don't even want to see the school carnival

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2013-04-03 10:27:54 PM  
I moved here from DC and was totally shocked (yes, TOTALLY) at the racism directed towards whites.  If a prom is segregated here....it is because black people want it that way.
 
2013-04-03 10:28:35 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Rapmaster2000: Huge. I'm getting the gay by proxy. Proxy gay they call it, but only tourists call it Hotlanta.

You know you're moving past your instilled childhood homophobia when you smile and high-five Baton Bob as you walk by.  (really that guy always makes my day)

[www.mydisguises.com image 449x800]


That guy kept poking me in the ass with his baton about 10 years ago at the old Loca Luna.  I was flattered of course, but I've always been a bigger fan of Willie Terry aka Bicycle Bob aka Burrito Bob.

cdn.straightfromthea.com
 
2013-04-03 10:29:24 PM  
If it was 1955 this would make sense that kids might be fighting to have a prom together but it is 2013.  My brain can't even comprehend the idea of a "white only" event involving school kids.  I don't care where the money comes from to pay for it. It teaches kids to treat people of different races differently and more specifically that white folks are more important and exclusive than other races.  I am just shocked that shiat like this happens.
 
2013-04-03 10:31:15 PM  

Born_Again_Bavarian: He's doing his job.  If you had a party at your house and someone showed up you didn't invite and refused to leave.......you would most likely call the cops.  This situation isn't any different.

Racist proms suck.........the people who put on racist proms suck.


Didn't realize this was the case until reading some of the comments here. Around here the proms are all put on by the school district with some private sponsorship.

/I still think, were I a police officer, I'd quietly find a 'more important' call to attend to for a few hours.
 
2013-04-03 10:33:10 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Zarquon's Flat Tire: Rapmaster2000: Huge. I'm getting the gay by proxy. Proxy gay they call it, but only tourists call it Hotlanta.

You know you're moving past your instilled childhood homophobia when you smile and high-five Baton Bob as you walk by.  (really that guy always makes my day)

[www.mydisguises.com image 449x800]

That guy kept poking me in the ass with his baton about 10 years ago at the old Loca Luna.  I was flattered of course, but I've always been a bigger fan of Willie Terry aka Bicycle Bob aka Burrito Bob.

[cdn.straightfromthea.com image 300x225]


Yeah Bicycle Shorts Man is another fixture, but I'm never on foot by St. Augustine.
 
2013-04-03 10:33:24 PM  
...you've been warned.
www.blue-sunshine.com
 
2013-04-03 10:33:35 PM  

BlissKitchen: You'd think someone would attempt to attend, have to cops called, launch a lawsuit, profit, then move out of that hillbilly city.


Well it's hard because you'd put not only your life in danger but everyone you love.
 
2013-04-03 10:34:14 PM  
Macon is solid (D) territory, but it still voted for Romney.


I'm hoping the internet starts making a dent in this.   Your race is a secondary thing on the web.  Heck, I'm a cat.
 
2013-04-03 10:35:34 PM  
Macon's own Allman Brothers Band were integrated 44 years ago. Haven't they learned anything from Big Daddy Duane?
 
2013-04-03 10:35:39 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-03 10:38:25 PM  

coldf33t: I moved here from DC and was totally shocked (yes, TOTALLY) at the racism directed towards whites.  If a prom is segregated here....it is because black people want it that way.


A half black kid tried to go to last year's white prom and got tossed out by the cops.

FTFA:

"There's a white prom and then we have our integrated prom," said Bloodworth.

If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises."

That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.

It's been that way for as long as anyone can remember, and it doesn't stop at prom - homecoming is also segregated.

While still having two separate dances, the school decided to elect only one pair for king and queen for the first time this school year, and one of the integrated prom organizing students, Wallace, won.

"I felt like there had to be a change because for me to be a black person and the king to be a white person, I felt like, you know why can't we come together," Wallace asked.

But nothing changed. Wallace wasn't invited to the white homecoming. In fact, the king and queen took separate pictures for the school yearbook.


That's some deep in the bone cock-baggery.  Even separate pictures for the homecoming King and Queen.  Just WTF.  It even appears that the "BlackProm" allows white kids if they want to come, but it's the WhiteProm that's limited.

The parents bankrolling the race-based proms need a time-out and a spanking.  And possibly a deep Madingo dicking.
 
2013-04-03 10:38:43 PM  
FTA:
"When people around here are set in their ways, they are not too adamant to change," Rucker said.

WTH does that mean? Seriously, look at the edumacationing goin' on up in there. I am appalled.
 
xcv
2013-04-03 10:39:13 PM  

lack of warmth: jaylectricity: I can't for the life of me think of why black people would even want to let white people into their prom.

'Cause that's where the white womens at.

/sad to see the power of Ray Charles didn't change this sooner


It is known, I've seen some of their rap videos and they're very integrated in that asspect.
 
2013-04-03 10:39:17 PM  
If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises."
That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.

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How is that even remotely legal????
 
2013-04-03 10:40:13 PM  

taxandspend: Hotlanta! I hear they have a thriving gay scene down there


Most of the South has thriving gay scenes.  they are just called hunting/fishing camps

Xetal: I was just wondering how they haven't been sued into bankruptcy yet.


It's Macon.  Bankruptcy would be a financial step up
 
2013-04-03 10:41:19 PM  

Xetal: BlissKitchen: You'd think someone would attempt to attend, have to cops called, launch a lawsuit, profit, then move out of that hillbilly city.

I was just wondering how they haven't been sued into bankruptcy yet.


Because it isn't a school sponsored event.  That's how they get around the laws.  A private event can be as racist as they want it to be and there's nothing anyone can do about it except boycott it.  I'm sure the made it a private event specifically to avoid the legal issues.  I hope enough students refuse to go to the racist prom that is a complete flop.
 
2013-04-03 10:41:20 PM  
Dear South:

You know how you keep getting upset when the rest of the civilised world thinks you're a bunch of backwater pigfarking racists?

This is why we think that.  Do something about it, and we might be inclined to treat you like grownups.

/what are the odds of getting segregated redneck and normal person proms?
 
2013-04-03 10:41:24 PM  

Walker: If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises."
That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.

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How is that even remotely legal????


It's a private party funded by bigot parents.
 
2013-04-03 10:42:14 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: INTEGRATED PORN!?

Oh.

Never mind.


Jesus, that's what I read... I thought that maybe they had a city ordinance that made it illegal to sell interracial porn or something. This is pretty sad, but at least it makes sense.
 
xcv
2013-04-03 10:43:09 PM  

Walker: If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises."
That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.

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How is that even remotely legal????


It's usually a private party paid for by the white parents in a rented hall. Show up without an invitation and it's trespassing, no different than some socially outcast loner trying to get into a private house party.
 
2013-04-03 10:43:39 PM  

Bonzo_1116: coldf33t: I moved here from DC and was totally shocked (yes, TOTALLY) at the racism directed towards whites.  If a prom is segregated here....it is because black people want it that way.

A half black kid tried to go to last year's white prom and got tossed out by the cops.

FTFA:

"There's a white prom and then we have our integrated prom," said Bloodworth.

If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises."

That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.

It's been that way for as long as anyone can remember, and it doesn't stop at prom - homecoming is also segregated.

While still having two separate dances, the school decided to elect only one pair for king and queen for the first time this school year, and one of the integrated prom organizing students, Wallace, won.

"I felt like there had to be a change because for me to be a black person and the king to be a white person, I felt like, you know why can't we come together," Wallace asked.

But nothing changed. Wallace wasn't invited to the white homecoming. In fact, the king and queen took separate pictures for the school yearbook.

That's some deep in the bone cock-baggery.  Even separate pictures for the homecoming King and Queen.  Just WTF.  It even appears that the "BlackProm" allows white kids if they want to come, but it's the WhiteProm that's limited.

The parents bankrolling the race-based proms need a time-out and a spanking.  And possibly a deep Madingo dicking.


I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.
 
2013-04-03 10:43:39 PM  
That doesn't shock me in the slightest.
 
2013-04-03 10:44:20 PM  

Walker: If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises."
That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.

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How is that even remotely legal????


Privately-run dance, the school is not involved so it is legal. It isn't moral or just, but technically legal.
 
2013-04-03 10:46:28 PM  
Is this the threat where people out themselves for now knowing the difference between de jure and de facto segregation?
 
2013-04-03 10:46:45 PM  
This is more common than we'd like to believe across a large swathe of the country. Yes it makes the news every couple years, receives negative criticisms, a handful of schools change, then the issue disappears for another couple years.

I would be there are dozens of schools still with segregated towns, mostly in small towns of under 30,000 throughout the deep south,
 
2013-04-03 10:48:49 PM  

Supes: This is more common than we'd like to believe across a large swathe of the country. Yes it makes the news every couple years, receives negative criticisms, a handful of schools change, then the issue disappears for another couple years.

I would be there are dozens of schools still with segregated towns, mostly in small towns of under 30,000 throughout the deep south,


THIS, I can believe.  But, not Macon....it is too close to Atlanta:  The home of the entitled.
 
2013-04-03 10:49:31 PM  

Supes: This is more common than we'd like to believe across a large swathe of the country. Yes it makes the news every couple years, receives negative criticisms, a handful of schools change, then the issue disappears for another couple years.

I would bet there are dozens of schools still with segregated towns, mostly in small towns of under 30,000 throughout the deep south,


Oh and I should add, one thing that makes Macon a particularly tragic case is it isn't exactly a small town, but a small city. Most places like that have changed by now, and I can't believe they're so far behind here. We can only hope the next generation is more tolerant.
 
2013-04-03 10:49:55 PM  

coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.


You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.
 
2013-04-03 10:51:56 PM  

Cluckity: Any police officer who would escort a student off the property for daring to show up at the wrong dance is wholly unfit to be a part of the justice system in any capacity.

Christ, what an asshole.


The problem lies in the fact that it's a private event, and they can turn anyone away for any reason.  If they don't want somebody there, the organizers have the right to have them removed.  They're putting the Police Officer in a precarious situation.  If he escorts the offender out, he's vilified like you've done.  If he refuses, then he's sued by the organizers or disciplined for failure to do his job.
 
2013-04-03 10:51:59 PM  

Walker: If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises."
That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.

[img.photobucket.com image 460x300]

How is that even remotely legal????


This. Jesus farking christ on a pogo stick. They really do still think

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2013-04-03 10:52:56 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.


Yup.  He needs to drive 45 minutes in any direction except SW to get an idea of how farked up the south can still be.
 
2013-04-03 10:54:29 PM  
Y'all, please listen here.  Macon != Atlanta.  Nothing else in Georgia = Atlanta.  Atlanta is a completely different culture from anywhere else in Georgia, because of all the outsiders who have moved there for business over the years.

Savannah is at least 50 years behind Atlanta.
Augusta is at least 25-50 years behind Savannah.
Macon is at least 10 years behind Augusta.

It's sad.  It seems unreal.  But I assure you, it is true.
 
2013-04-03 10:54:48 PM  

coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.


I dunno, if you think the black folks are in on shiat just as stupid that doesn't mean the white folks have stopped with the old-school racist garbage. Do bi-racial couples get the finger from everybody's grannies down there too?

They should translplant the whole farking town to Japan for a year, so they can realize they've got more in common than differences.


/Five bucks says the highschool football team is the most integrated thing in that town.
 
2013-04-03 10:54:48 PM  
So, the school mentioned in the article is Wilcox County High School. Doing some quick googling, that is in Abbeville, GA, not Macon. In fact, it's about 70 miles south of Macon.

Now I understand this article a little more. Macon is pretty backwater, but I didn't think they were this bad.
 
2013-04-03 10:55:35 PM  
Just to clarify, Wilcox County is not Macon.  It's not even close to Macon.  The nearest city of any size is Cordele.  It's down in south Georgia.
 
2013-04-03 10:56:31 PM  
I realize it's a minor point to some, but although this story was reported in the Macon media, it refers to Wilcox County, a couple of counties south of Macon and accessible by absolutely no major interstates. Population 9298; median income for a household in the county is $27,483.

Most importantly: The Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival takes place in the Wilcox County seat of Abbeville, Georgia every year on the Saturday before Mother's Day.

In other words, it's not to late to make your travel plans!
 
2013-04-03 10:56:59 PM  

Supes: So, the school mentioned in the article is Wilcox County High School. Doing some quick googling, that is in Abbeville, GA, not Macon. In fact, it's about 70 miles south of Macon.

Now I understand this article a little more. Macon is pretty backwater, but I didn't think they were this bad.


There's 70 more miles of Georgia south of Macon?
 
2013-04-03 10:57:40 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.


I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)
 
2013-04-03 10:57:45 PM  

lack of warmth: jaylectricity: I can't for the life of me think of why black people would even want to let white people into their prom.

'Cause that's where the white womens at.


No they're not...they're over at the white prom.
 
2013-04-03 10:58:04 PM  
Macon is not in Wilcox Co. Wilcox is a good bit south. Macon has plenty of problems (why I had to get out of there), but fortunately, this is not one of them.
 
2013-04-03 10:58:12 PM  

Aces and Eights: I realize it's a minor point to some, but although this story was reported in the Macon media, it refers to Wilcox County, a couple of counties south of Macon and accessible by absolutely no major interstates. Population 9298; median income for a household in the county is $27,483.

Most importantly: The Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival takes place in the Wilcox County seat of Abbeville, Georgia every year on the Saturday before Mother's Day.

In other words, it's not to late to make your travel plans!


OMG OMG OMG!  Will Hogzilla be there?

/squeal now, boy!
 
2013-04-03 10:59:44 PM  
I web to school in very racist southeast Texas (near, but not in, Vidor, to give you an idea).

My school always had two proms, at least as recently as 1998. The proms weren't officially segregated. You could go to whichever prom you wanted! It just always happened to work out (purely by coincidence!) that all the white kids went to one and all the black kids went to another.

We also had two class songs, two class mottos, two class presidents. It wasn't racially segregated, it just always happened to be that one was white and one was black.

It was a bizarre place. I left the day after I graduated and only go back for funerals or illnesses in the family.
 
2013-04-03 11:00:43 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Supes: So, the school mentioned in the article is Wilcox County High School. Doing some quick googling, that is in Abbeville, GA, not Macon. In fact, it's about 70 miles south of Macon.

Now I understand this article a little more. Macon is pretty backwater, but I didn't think they were this bad.

There's 70 more miles of Georgia south of Macon?


There's 150 more miles of Georgia south of Macon than there should be.

I shouldn't have to spend an eternity in Georgia just to get to Florida.
 
2013-04-03 11:02:38 PM  

coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)


I stand corrected, then.  But still - Macon is not Atlanta, no way, no how.  Atlanta stands alone in the South.  Sadly.
 
2013-04-03 11:02:53 PM  

jonny_q: Confabulat: That's pretty embarrassing even for Georgia.

That's embarassing for frikkin anyone... I don't see how there hasn't been a lawsuit.  I kinda wish a lawsuit could have happened without there being a media circus. But still... yeah, there should have been some serious lawsuittin' going on down there.  There's no excuse for it.


It's not organized by the school.  As I understand it, alot of schools in the south got out of the business of organizing dances & such back in the 60s because they would have to be integrated.  So they handed that responsibility off to the community, where it becomes a private party and they can invite only who they want.
 
2013-04-03 11:03:53 PM  

Mrtraveler01: There's 150 more miles of Georgia south of Macon than there should be.

I shouldn't have to spend an eternity in Georgia just to get to Florida.


Damn.  I've lived in Atlanta for for 14 years, but I rarely venture more than 20 miles outside the perimeter.  I'm from South Carolina though, so I do know the real south.  Good and bad.
 
2013-04-03 11:05:42 PM  
DRTFA but I grew up in Georgia public schools and I've been to Macon, so let me guess:

Macon's majority black. The parents of the white kids threw a private prom off-campus the same weekend as the actual prom and only white kids are invited. The prom hosted by the school is technically integrated but effectively blacks only because few if any white kids go. And this has been going on for decades since desegregation due to a combination of institutional racism, classism and nobody wanting to rock the boat.

(rtfa)

No "official" prom, but otherwise, yup.

/leaving GA next month
 
2013-04-03 11:05:45 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)

I stand corrected, then.  But still - Macon is not Atlanta, no way, no how.  Atlanta stands alone in the South.  Sadly.


My son is going to Georgia Southern next year....now I am scared.
 
Oak
2013-04-03 11:09:19 PM  
Glass.  Parking.  Lot.

/I just think a glass parking lot sounds nice
 
2013-04-03 11:09:33 PM  
Fark you, Georgia. Fark you right in the ass.
 
2013-04-03 11:10:06 PM  
Dear Macon,

It is 2013, not 1965.

Regards,
The 21st Century.
 
2013-04-03 11:13:40 PM  

coldf33t: My son is going to Georgia Southern next year....now I am scared.


As long as he stays in Statesboro, he'll be fine. Some nice restaurants, museums, bars.... only been there once, but it seems like a pretty cool little town, good combination of southern charm and college town.

Ten miles in any direction though and he'll be in the deep south...
 
2013-04-03 11:14:45 PM  
If I was black and of prom age I'd go to the white prom. I wouldn't leave. I would make them physically prevent me from going inside. When they stopped me I'd turn to my lawyer who was hiding in the bushes with a video camera and say, "Got that?" Then I'd start looking at vacation properties in Argentina.
 
2013-04-03 11:14:56 PM  

Rapmaster2000: taxandspend: I love the fact they're not doing away with segregated proms, just making the black prom integrated.

Oh Georgie, you'll always be a stain on my birth certificate.

Hey!  I moved here.

Well, not really.  I moved to Atlanta, which any True Southerner will proudly tell you isn't The Real South.  I will not argue with that.


Hell, here we call anything south of New Jersey the South
 
2013-04-03 11:16:43 PM  

coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)


So? Do Indians get to fark you?
 
2013-04-03 11:17:06 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-03 11:18:05 PM  

coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)

I stand corrected, then.  But still - Macon is not Atlanta, no way, no how.  Atlanta stands alone in the South.  Sadly.

My son is going to Georgia Southern next year....now I am scared.


Oh crap.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

That said, GSU kids didn't generally get caught up in Statesboro.  They have their own set-aside culture, or at least did when I was still living in Savannah.  Drink, party, football, drink, football, drink... you know, normal college stuff.
 
2013-04-03 11:18:25 PM  

The Snow Dog: coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)

So? Do Indians get to fark you?


Are they supposed to?  I'll do a survey and get back to you.
 
2013-04-03 11:18:59 PM  
Datelines, subby, how do they work? Wilcox County in south Georgia =/= Macon; that's just where the story was filed. Macon/Bibb County has more kids in its high schools than Wilcox County has people. Admittedly, Macon didn't integrate its public schools until 1970, and the public schools held separate proms into the '80s, but Macon is fairly progressive for Georgia outside Atlanta. They've got a university, two community theaters, two gay bars, a reform synagogue and a Unitarian Universalist church.
 
2013-04-03 11:19:37 PM  

The Snow Dog: If I was black and of prom age I'd go to the white prom. I wouldn't leave. I would make them physically prevent me from going inside. When they stopped me I'd turn to my lawyer who was hiding in the bushes with a video camera and say, "Got that?" Then I'd start looking at vacation properties in Argentina.


Have any of you actually been to Georgia? It's not the black kids wanting to go to the white prom and not being able to. It's the white kids not wanting to go to the regular prom which is most likely 90% black.
 
2013-04-03 11:19:59 PM  

BlissKitchen: You'd think someone would attempt to attend, have to cops called, launch a lawsuit, profit, then move out of that hillbilly city.


My first thought as well. How has this gone on for so long without there being lawsuit or going to the press? Though maybe the latter wouldn't help if the area is this backwards.
 
2013-04-03 11:20:29 PM  

The Snow Dog: If I was black and of prom age I'd go to the white prom. I wouldn't leave. I would make them physically prevent me from going inside. When they stopped me I'd turn to my lawyer who was hiding in the bushes with a video camera and say, "Got that?" Then I'd start looking at vacation properties in Argentina.


And if it was an official school event you would win your case. But, if it was a "private prom" (a private party hosted by a bunch of white parents for their children) then you would not have no case and would be schitt out of luck.
 
2013-04-03 11:21:23 PM  
Is the South ever going to get tired of their complete and total sociopathic moral degeneracy? I mean, it's got to be exhausting at some point.
 
2013-04-03 11:26:57 PM  

LockeOak: DRTFA but I grew up in Georgia public schools and I've been to Macon, so let me guess:

Macon's majority black. The parents of the white kids threw a private prom off-campus the same weekend as the actual prom and only white kids are invited. The prom hosted by the school is technically integrated but effectively blacks only because few if any white kids go. And this has been going on for decades since desegregation due to a combination of institutional racism, classism and nobody wanting to rock the boat.

(rtfa)

No "official" prom, but otherwise, yup.

/leaving GA next month


mhmm
there was zero question.
funny how the unintended consequences of social change happen.
laws making booze and drugs illegal!! effect? people continue to drink and do drugs
laws making prostitution illegal!!! nothing changes
force the schools to integrate!!! white families move far enough away that the school are all white.

you would think we would figure out the next step ....
 
2013-04-03 11:27:06 PM  

drewogatory: It's the white kids not wanting to go to the regular prom which is most likely 90% black.


The funny thing is you actually can rationalize that to yourself as some sort of defense. Says a lot about your development as a human being.
 
2013-04-03 11:30:11 PM  
Just clarify, the word "prom" does not always mean a school sponsored dance.  A bunch of white parents can get together, throw a private party on the same date as the school's official prom, and call their own segregated dance a prom.  And, as such, they can legally bar entrance to anyone who is not on their guest list.
 
2013-04-03 11:30:34 PM  
If this "prom" were held in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Long Island or Connecticut, it would be a normal thing to keep the "darkies" away...except those that are from families worth $5M+. BUT there it's okay, because poor people are a scourge, and it's never racism as they see it.

In the south, it's automatically racism at play. However, it's never at play in the far NE (which is whiter that Flour), and segregation has never had to be incorporated because of the overwhelming white wealth.
 
2013-04-03 11:32:09 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: [ultramegadeathray.files.wordpress.com image 550x291]
"Those" people from Macon are too "urban" to have a segregated prom with.


Came here to find/make walking dead game references.

These guys do a funny commentary during their walkthrough.
 
2013-04-03 11:35:51 PM  
Ya know, I really thought we were beyond this shiat.  I don't..I mean...WTF???

I'm gonna have to reevaluate my positions on some things after reading this.  You backassward farks down there in GA need your asses kicked.
 
2013-04-03 11:35:55 PM  
You know what I wonder? What kind of music are the kids dancing to at the all white prom? I'd be very surprised if there was a dance in 2013 where absolutely no hip hop or r&b was being played. And if they are enjoying music by black artists yet won't socialize with black people, well...I suppose not much has changed since the heyday of The Cotton Club, has it?
 
2013-04-03 11:36:24 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: In the south, it's automatically racism at play. However, it's never at play in the far NE (which is whiter that Flour), and segregation has never had to be incorporated because of the overwhelming white wealth.


Keep fighting. You've pushed them to the border, now finish the job!
 
2013-04-03 11:37:15 PM  

Mock26: Just clarify, the word "prom" does not always mean a school sponsored dance.  A bunch of white parents can get together, throw a private party on the same date as the school's official prom, and call their own segregated dance a prom.  And, as such, they can legally bar entrance to anyone who is not on their guest list.


And they should get their asses kicked for it.  On TV.
 
2013-04-03 11:42:40 PM  
iwasokaywithit.jpeg
 
2013-04-03 11:43:55 PM  
Most of Georgia and Northern Florida is as racist as you can imagine.  I remember being in a convenient store around Tallahassee, smaller town near Tallahassee and seeing a flier for their Coon Hunt Festival, complete with cartoon negro in bowed cornrows.  I was completely shocked by that and that was in 1992.  I am betting it hasn't gotten much better.
 
2013-04-03 11:43:56 PM  
I want to go to the Yellow Prom.

Except I'm a 36 year old married white guy with kids.

But yeah. Yellow Prom.
 
2013-04-03 11:53:57 PM  

jaylectricity: Civil_War2_Time: In the south, it's automatically racism at play. However, it's never at play in the far NE (which is whiter that Flour), and segregation has never had to be incorporated because of the overwhelming white wealth.

Keep fighting. You've pushed them to the border, now finish the job!


Que? I live fairly close (90 miles) to the Mexican border. What border are you referring to?
 
2013-04-03 11:54:43 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: If this "prom" were held in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Long Island or Connecticut, it would be a normal thing to keep the "darkies" away...except those that are from families worth $5M+. BUT there it's okay, because poor people are a scourge, and it's never racism as they see it.

In the south, it's automatically racism at play. However, it's never at play in the far NE (which is whiter that Flour), and segregation has never had to be incorporated because of the overwhelming white wealth.


2/10

You might have gotten some bites, except for your username kind of pushes it over the edge.
 
2013-04-03 11:55:15 PM  
My dad's side of the family is from Millidgeville (sp), GA, which is fairly close to Macon. I've been to that area a million times and I'm telling you - it's as bad as you think. That's not to say that everyone there is retarded; just that the people who run things and the elderly voting enthusiasts who support them really are stuck in 1956.

shiat like this makes it difficult for me to defend my fellow Southerners on Fark. Granted, I live in New Orleans which, as any of you who've ever been here already know, is about as Southern as Seattle is Mexican. But still, it's my neck of the woods, and I'm constantly face-palming when I see these stories, knowing that people across America and the world are reading them. I mean, seriously, how does one even begin to defend this? Point out that cities like Charlotte and Atlanta are booming, diverse metropolises? Sure, but that still doesn't address the derp blanket spread around them.

In our defense, laudably libtard states like California also have their once-out-of-city-beware-of-yokels problem. I've been in parts of upstate NY that made my skin crawl. Nothing like this, though.

So I read this sh*t here almost incredulously. And it only takes a few of these stories to reinforce the notion that the South hasn't moved past the mid-20th century. Hell, Reconstruction.

Will you assholes please stop making the rest of us look like ignorant jerks?
 
2013-04-03 11:55:19 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: If this "prom" were held in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Long Island or Connecticut, it would be a normal thing to keep the "darkies" away...except those that are from families worth $5M+. BUT there it's okay, because poor people are a scourge, and it's never racism as they see it.

In the south, it's automatically racism at play. However, it's never at play in the far NE (which is whiter that Flour), and segregation has never had to be incorporated because of the overwhelming white wealth.


2/9
 
2013-04-03 11:56:30 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Yes, sir, the South is gonna change. Everything's gonna be put on electricity and run on a paying basis. Out with the old spiritual mumbo jumbo, the superstitions, and the backward ways. We're gonna see a brave new world where they run everybody a wire and hook us all up to a grid. Yes, sir, a veritable age of reason. Like the one they had in France. Not a moment too soon.


But Pappy, they's integrated!
 
2013-04-03 11:57:31 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: jaylectricity: Civil_War2_Time: In the south, it's automatically racism at play. However, it's never at play in the far NE (which is whiter that Flour), and segregation has never had to be incorporated because of the overwhelming white wealth.

Keep fighting. You've pushed them to the border, now finish the job!

Que? I live fairly close (90 miles) to the Mexican border. What border are you referring to?


The NE/Canadian border. If the south fights a little harder, you may be able to push all those stuffy white people right out of the country.
 
2013-04-04 12:00:08 AM  

Dahnkster: ...you've been warned.
[www.blue-sunshine.com image 700x525]


Funny story - Macon is not in Macon County.  Tis in Bibb County.  FUN FACT - Georgia has one less county than Texass.
 
2013-04-04 12:03:54 AM  

iaazathot: Most of Georgia and Northern Florida is as racist as you can imagine.  I remember being in a convenient store around Tallahassee, smaller town near Tallahassee and seeing a flier for their Coon Hunt Festival, complete with cartoon negro in bowed cornrows.  I was completely shocked by that and that was in 1992.  I am betting it hasn't gotten much better.


FL/GA border is no-man's-land.  That's how us sane people in FL view it; have heard the same from sane people from GA.
 
2013-04-04 12:09:22 AM  

ThePea: Dahnkster: ...you've been warned.
[www.blue-sunshine.com image 700x525]

Funny story - Macon is not in Macon County.  Tis in Bibb County.  FUN FACT - Georgia has one less county than Texass.


OR..Texas has 95 more counties.
 
2013-04-04 12:10:23 AM  

jaylectricity: Civil_War2_Time: jaylectricity: Civil_War2_Time: In the south, it's automatically racism at play. However, it's never at play in the far NE (which is whiter that Flour), and segregation has never had to be incorporated because of the overwhelming white wealth.

Keep fighting. You've pushed them to the border, now finish the job!

Que? I live fairly close (90 miles) to the Mexican border. What border are you referring to?

The NE/Canadian border. If the south fights a little harder, you may be able to push all those stuffy white people right out of the country.


What would you do without all their 1% taxes?
 
2013-04-04 12:23:31 AM  
We need a FARK city.
 
2013-04-04 12:24:51 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not MaconAtlanta. Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger  soccer mom (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.


Yes, Gwinnett...the same county that tried for years to keep MARTA out for fear that it would bring blacks into their neighborhoods. Coldf33t, live a week inside the perimeter to realize that racial tensions are no more sensitive here than anywhere else in urban America. I date a black woman and virtually nobody ever gives us a second look when we are out together. Nobody cares, nor should they. I am not trying to blaze you, but you talking about race relations in Georgia while living in Gwinnett County is like Mitt Romney advising the Pope.
 
2013-04-04 12:25:48 AM  

drewogatory: The Snow Dog: If I was black and of prom age I'd go to the white prom. I wouldn't leave. I would make them physically prevent me from going inside. When they stopped me I'd turn to my lawyer who was hiding in the bushes with a video camera and say, "Got that?" Then I'd start looking at vacation properties in Argentina.

Have any of you actually been to Georgia? It's not the black kids wanting to go to the white prom and not being able to. It's the white kids not wanting to go to the regular prom which is most likely 90% black.


So they do have an integrated prom, then? I hate it when subby misrepresents things. The white kids just haven't ever gone to it, but would be welcome there? Then that prom can be on school property.

The white kids can have their own off school property. That's fine then because it's not really "the prom". "A prom" is different from "the prom". As long as anyone can go to the school event--then I dont see what the big deal is if the other sends out private invitations and has their own party at a later date. If they were to sell tickets at the door or the invitations were "+1" and they barred a black person from buying a ticket or coming as someone's "+1", then I'd have a problem. People are still allowed to be / raise douches on their own time and property.
 
2013-04-04 12:27:16 AM  
MACON, GEORGIA


x07.xanga.com

Where south is north and north is south.
 
2013-04-04 12:27:21 AM  
1. Wilcox County is nowhere near Macon. 2. I'm pretty sure Dooly County still have their segregated proms going on.3. I think Taylor County had an integrated prom in 2004, but I think they have since segregated them again, at the behest of the black students.
 
2013-04-04 12:28:39 AM  

The Snow Dog: drewogatory: The Snow Dog: If I was black and of prom age I'd go to the white prom. I wouldn't leave. I would make them physically prevent me from going inside. When they stopped me I'd turn to my lawyer who was hiding in the bushes with a video camera and say, "Got that?" Then I'd start looking at vacation properties in Argentina.

Have any of you actually been to Georgia? It's not the black kids wanting to go to the white prom and not being able to. It's the white kids not wanting to go to the regular prom which is most likely 90% black.

So they do have an integrated prom, then? I hate it when subby misrepresents things. The white kids just haven't ever gone to it, but would be welcome there? Then that prom can be on school property.

The white kids can have their own off school property. That's fine then because it's not really "the prom". "A prom" is different from "the prom". As long as anyone can go to the school event--then I dont see what the big deal is if the other sends out private invitations and has their own party at a later date. If they were to sell tickets at the door or the invitations were "+1" and they barred a black person from buying a ticket or coming as someone's "+1", then I'd have a problem. People are still allowed to be / raise douches on their own time and property.


Never mind. I thought I misread something, but I see you were just talking out of your ass.
 
2013-04-04 12:32:35 AM  

Civil_War2_Time: If this "prom" were held in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Long Island or Connecticut, it would be a normal thing to keep the "darkies" away...except those that are from families worth $5M+. BUT there it's okay, because poor people are a scourge, and it's never racism as they see it.

In the south, it's automatically racism at play. However, it's never at play in the far NE (which is whiter that Flour), and segregation has never had to be incorporated because of the overwhelming white wealth.


I like you! You just went on my "favorite" list.
 
2013-04-04 12:35:02 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Yes, sir, the South is gonna change. Everything's gonna be put on electricity and run on a paying basis. Out with the old spiritual mumbo jumbo, the superstitions, and the backward ways. We're gonna see a brave new world where they run everybody a wire and hook us all up to a grid. Yes, sir, a veritable age of reason. Like the one they had in France. Not a moment too soon.


Bless you Rapmaster2000!
Especially our a-cump- uh, company-accompluh- uh, the fella that plays the gui-tar.
 
2013-04-04 01:02:07 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Does Morgan Freeman need to make a movie in Georgia too.
 
2013-04-04 01:06:21 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Y'all, please listen here.  Macon != Atlanta.  Nothing else in Georgia = Atlanta.  Atlanta is a completely different culture from anywhere else in Georgia, because of all the outsiders who have moved there for business over the years.

Savannah is at least 50 years behind Atlanta.
Augusta is at least 25-50 years behind Savannah.
Macon is at least 10 years behind Augusta.

It's sad.  It seems unreal.  But I assure you, it is true.


I don't know if I would gauge Savannah as being 50 years behind Atlanta tolerance wise. Pooler's explosion in population in recent years has brought tons of new people into the area, I mean you couple that with tons of urban development fueled by SCAD's buying of real estate that use to considered unmarketable, and you have the potential makings of a huge influx of new blood to the area. 

Now if you want to talk about a backwater city by even Georgia standards you have to look no further than Albany.
 
2013-04-04 01:11:11 AM  

Xetal: BlissKitchen: You'd think someone would attempt to attend, have to cops called, launch a lawsuit, profit, then move out of that hillbilly city.

I was just wondering how they haven't been sued into bankruptcy yet.


They are private proms. The school isn't involved. I'm assuming it is done this way so the racists can legally get away with being racists.
 
2013-04-04 01:12:31 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Jesus fark, please tell me this is a late April Fools prank-story.   How backwater can you possibly get?


You know how I know you've never been to Macon?
 
IP
2013-04-04 01:12:33 AM  
Erick Erickson of RedState.com used to be a councilman there.  Suddenly my world makes sense...
 
2013-04-04 01:17:11 AM  
Here's my question: let's say a white person shows up at the white prom with a biracial/black/member of another minority group as their date. What happens?
 
2013-04-04 01:17:13 AM  

jaylectricity: lack of warmth: jaylectricity: I can't for the life of me think of why black people would even want to let white people into their prom.

'Cause that's where the white womens at.

No they're not...they're over at the white prom.


hahahahahaha! I don't think so.
 
2013-04-04 01:18:06 AM  

Dahnkster: ...you've been warned.
[www.blue-sunshine.com image 700x525]


Macon, GA is actually in Bibb county. Georgia is messed up like that.
/Clayton, GA is up in the mountains. Clayton county is part of metro Atlanta
//Forsyth isn't in Forsyth county
///et multiple cetera.
 
2013-04-04 01:20:09 AM  

coldf33t: Supes: This is more common than we'd like to believe across a large swathe of the country. Yes it makes the news every couple years, receives negative criticisms, a handful of schools change, then the issue disappears for another couple years.

I would be there are dozens of schools still with segregated towns, mostly in small towns of under 30,000 throughout the deep south,

THIS, I can believe.  But, not Macon....it is too close to Atlanta:  The home of the entitled.


My elementary school in small town Louisiana was effectively segregated until I was a junior in high school.

I didn't really notice the difference in the classes other than some classes got way better books, parties, and trips than the others in the grade level (3 classes for each grade). Wasn't til years later I noticed it was bc of the kids races.

/I had moved from The North when I was little. I didn't really get "race"
 
2013-04-04 01:33:03 AM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Rapmaster2000: Huge. I'm getting the gay by proxy. Proxy gay they call it, but only tourists call it Hotlanta.

You know you're moving past your instilled childhood homophobia when you smile and high-five Baton Bob as you walk by.  (really that guy always makes my day)

[www.mydisguises.com image 449x800]


did it ever occur to you that some people just find flamboyant gay people plain farking annoying ? just like emos, over to top cowboys, gangsta rappers, most anyone that has a "persona"
 
2013-04-04 01:38:19 AM  

jaylectricity: lack of warmth: jaylectricity: I can't for the life of me think of why black people would even want to let white people into their prom.

'Cause that's where the white womens at.

No they're not...they're over at the white prom.


BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE FRIENDS, YE GREAT, THUMPIN' NUMPTIES!
 
2013-04-04 01:39:20 AM  

chumboobler: If it was 1955 this would make sense that kids might be fighting to have a prom together but it is 2013.  My brain can't even comprehend the idea of a "white only" event involving school kids.  I don't care where the money comes from to pay for it. It teaches kids to treat people of different races differently and more specifically that white folks are more important and exclusive than other races.  I am just shocked that shiat like this happens.


they want different food and they listen to different music, how the hell can you blend 2 totally separate cultures into one event. this is a logistical decision because you cant mix justin timberlake with kanye west.  and you cant server shrimp cocktail with chitlins.  you farking PC assholes need to get over. we have different cultures, they dont all mix together. no one wants to sit through an evening of fake false cohesion.
 
2013-04-04 01:41:58 AM  
Anyone involved in organizing segregated public school events should be executed for violating the public trust.
 
2013-04-04 01:51:37 AM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Here's my question: let's say a white person shows up at the white prom with a biracial/black/member of another minority group as their date. What happens?


Well, TFA says it did happen, and the biracial kid was turned away by cops.  I don't imagine he/she showed up stag.  Date must haz had a sad.
 
2013-04-04 01:53:02 AM  
So...how'd that Civil War work out for ya anyway? It's been over a hundred years and folks in the south don't seemed to have changed a whit.

 Course that's pretty much par for the course if you look at cultures across history and wars fought against them. (Take the Celts for example, still known as an arrogant, beer swilling, violent people.... and it's 2,000 years later.)

 Can we finally agree that beating the snot out of people isn't going to change their culture, however lousy that culture is, and start working on a new plan that actually gets shiat done while accounting for that?

/or we can just continue on doing the same thing over and over again, that's cool too.
 
2013-04-04 01:54:06 AM  

coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)


daughter of this daughter of that... so  you personally have never done sht and just live off some dead people's coattails ? you deserve so much respect.
 
2013-04-04 01:59:19 AM  

Mimic_Octopus: coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)

daughter of this daughter of that... so  you personally have never done sht and just live off some dead people's coattails ? you deserve so much respect.


Coattails alone are insufficient to sustain life.  You'd get scurvy
 
2013-04-04 02:14:34 AM  
Not to worry! The afterparty is being held at a exclusive venue:

i651.photobucket.com

Meanwhile, welcome to 1955...

i651.photobucket.com

...sigh.
 
2013-04-04 02:16:13 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Mimic_Octopus: coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)

daughter of this daughter of that... so  you personally have never done sht and just live off some dead people's coattails ? you deserve so much respect.

Coattails alone are insufficient to sustain life.  You'd get scurvy


yuze could boil em and serve em wit collards....
 
2013-04-04 02:22:19 AM  
Woot! Stephens County GA was about 30 years ahead of y'all! Come on, Macon is actually in a built-up part of the state. Pretty cool town, actually, this is a shocker.

Grant you, we had a 'black band', a 'white band' and a 'mixed band' so we covered both types of music, Country AND Western, but it was integrated.
 
2013-04-04 02:22:25 AM  

Supes: Supes: This is more common than we'd like to believe across a large swathe of the country. Yes it makes the news every couple years, receives negative criticisms, a handful of schools change, then the issue disappears for another couple years.

I would bet there are dozens of schools still with segregated towns, mostly in small towns of under 30,000 throughout the deep south,

Oh and I should add, one thing that makes Macon a particularly tragic case is it isn't exactly a small town, but a small city. Most places like that have changed by now, and I can't believe they're so far behind here. We can only hope the next generation is more tolerant.


RTFA, people!  The white and integrated proms are taking place in Wilcox County, Georgia;  Abbeville is 70 miles from Macon, and that's if you take back roads.
 
2013-04-04 02:23:56 AM  

Confabulat: That's pretty embarrassing even for Georgia.


And this is how I know you've never been to Macon.


If I never have to even drive through Macon again, I can die happy.
 
2013-04-04 02:26:54 AM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Supes: So, the school mentioned in the article is Wilcox County High School. Doing some quick googling, that is in Abbeville, GA, not Macon. In fact, it's about 70 miles south of Macon.

Now I understand this article a little more. Macon is pretty backwater, but I didn't think they were this bad.

There's 70 more miles of Georgia south of Macon?


Yep, if you go far enough, you'll reach Columbus/Phenix City, home of Ft Benning.
 
2013-04-04 02:31:54 AM  

ryant123: Is the South ever going to get tired of their complete and total sociopathic moral degeneracy? I mean, it's got to be exhausting at some point.


Nope.  In fact, they have obtained financing from the Koch brothers to export it to the North.  My state's about to be the first in the nation to require that all public schools have an armed "resource officer".
 
2013-04-04 02:33:01 AM  

mithras_angel: Confabulat: That's pretty embarrassing even for Georgia.

And this is how I know you've never been to Macon.


If I never have to even drive through Macon again, I can die happy.


Macon is actually pretty nice in its own way. Went to Mercer for a few quarters to get some humanities out of the way, ended up drawing Bloody Mary every freaking time. Have eaten lunch with Elizabeth Reed down at Rose Hill, too.
 
2013-04-04 02:37:33 AM  
In a world full of color, Wilcox County High School still sees things in black and white.

static.stuff.co.nz
The ghost of Don LaFontaine frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2013-04-04 02:49:36 AM  
i.imgur.com

I bet the band is allowed to be black at the 'white prom'.

/only if they have a token white guy playing guitar
 
2013-04-04 03:16:44 AM  
so the dances are private events hosted by public parties. people want to attend let them. they are after all PRIVATE so they can exclude whomever they wish.

That's the thing about private events, they are pretty much dictated by market. people want them, people go to them and pay money. the trend continues. eventually integrated proms will win out and these will no longer become viable.

I see nothing wrong with what they do. it's kinda dumb, but not wrong.
 
2013-04-04 03:26:23 AM  
"If any race other than Caucasian tries to attend the white prom, Bloodworth said they "would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises." "

Ok, that's sounds more like a sensationalist journalist taking advantage of typical teenage hyperbole...

"That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police. "

What the fark? Seriously, what farking century are you people living in? I don't care about politicians spouting off retarded racist and homophobic crap, that's just what they do for attention. But this? This kind of thing honestly makes me feel ashamed of the country I grew up in.
 
2013-04-04 03:52:27 AM  
So if these are unofficial parties how do they get to name the Kings and Queens of the prom. Sounds to me like the school is indirectly sponsoring the event if this is the case, especially if they're publishing it in the yearbook or whatever.
 
2013-04-04 04:13:58 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Savannah is at least 50 years behind Atlanta.
Augusta is at least 25-50 years behind Savannah.
Macon is at least 10 years behind Augusta.

It's sad.  It seems unreal.  But I assure you, it is true.


I've been through Mississippi recently enough that it doesn't seem particularly unreal to me.
:-/
 
2013-04-04 04:21:09 AM  

coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)


Whatever those papers may or may not mean, they certainly aren't a good reason to believe that this is a made-up story.
 
2013-04-04 04:28:02 AM  

HammerHeadSnark: FTA: "When people around here are set in their ways, they are not too adamant to change," Rucker said.

WTH does ho that mean? Seriously, look at the edumacationing goin' on up in there. I am appalled.


AGREED.  How can anyone be set in their ways at the age of 17 or 18?  That's silly.  It's not that they are set in their ways, it's that they are picking up racist behaviors and attitudes from their parents (or other close relatives).  Racisim is taught.

By the way, as a highly-cited scientist and inventor, I will never teach at any university in the south, nor will I found an LLC to promote my products in a southern US state.  Doing so would be like a "brand" on my butt that I am southern racist sympathsizer.

/You all know who won "the second big war," don't you?  That was 63 years ago.  Get over it.  Build industries reliant on machine effort, sure--this is the (post) industrial age!  Machines can now make (quick) but minor decisions as to whether a component is within spec or not.

Others have gone much farther with machine-learning, but it s not really my business to point fools in the right direction.  The tools are there.  Do you own research.
 
2013-04-04 04:59:01 AM  
How is this even legal?
 
2013-04-04 06:19:31 AM  

Gawdzila: coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)

Whatever those papers may or may not mean, they certainly aren't a good reason to believe that this is a made-up story.


My "Daughters" response was in response to someone accusing me of being a carpetbagger.  That is it.  Everyone can unbunch their undies now.
 
2013-04-04 06:32:02 AM  

99.998er: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not MaconAtlanta. Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger  soccer mom (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

Yes, Gwinnett...the same county that tried for years to keep MARTA out for fear that it would bring blacks into their neighborhoods. Coldf33t, live a week inside the perimeter to realize that racial tensions are no more sensitive here than anywhere else in urban America. I date a black woman and virtually nobody ever gives us a second look when we are out together. Nobody cares, nor should they. I am not trying to blaze you, but you talking about race relations in Georgia while living in Gwinnett County is like Mitt Romney advising the Pope.


I lived in South Dekalb for five years (off Columbia Drive, no less).  That was very special experience that made me decide I didn't want to reside anywhere close to Atlanta ever again.  I don't even mind making the extra long commute downtown every day.  By the way....I hate soccer.
 
2013-04-04 06:36:25 AM  

Abacus9: How is this even legal?


How would it be illegal?

Don't get me wrong.  I suddenly feel very sheltered up here in Seattle; I had no idea anything remotely like this still happened.  Racial segregation is something that I read in history books and see in the movies that take place during an earlier time period.  Reading that story, I felt like I was transported back to the 1950s or something.
 
2013-04-04 06:45:25 AM  

karmachameleon: Abacus9: How is this even legal?

How would it be illegal?

Don't get me wrong.  I suddenly feel very sheltered up here in Seattle; I had no idea anything remotely like this still happened.  Racial segregation is something that I read in history books and see in the movies that take place during an earlier time period.  Reading that story, I felt like I was transported back to the 1950s or something.


Well, Brown v. Board of Ed made segregation illegal.
 
2013-04-04 06:59:32 AM  

coldf33t: I moved here from DC and was totally shocked (yes, TOTALLY) at the racism directed towards whites.  If a prom is segregated here....it is because black people want it that way.


We have a contender!
 
2013-04-04 07:13:55 AM  
Didn't have time to read all the comments, but a couple of important notes. This did not occur in Macon - Wilcox County is a rural area about an hour away from Macon (the nearest city with significant news outlets). Neither did it occur in Macon County. And yes, this is backwards even for rural south Georgia.
 
2013-04-04 07:27:24 AM  

gravebayne2: I see nothing wrong with what they do. it's kinda dumb, but not wrong.


Not all things that are legal are right.

Not all things that are wrong are illegal.

This is an example. It's legal, yes, but in my opinion, it's also totally wrong.
 
2013-04-04 07:28:55 AM  

Mambo Bananapatch: jaylectricity: lack of warmth: jaylectricity: I can't for the life of me think of why black people would even want to let white people into their prom.

'Cause that's where the white womens at.

No they're not...they're over at the white prom.

hahahahahaha! I don't think so.


Finally, fat white high school chicks will get their prom dates.
 
2013-04-04 07:28:58 AM  
Justice Roberts: ..do you think "the citizens in the South are more racist than citizens in the North?"

Hm..
 
2013-04-04 08:02:32 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: [ultramegadeathray.files.wordpress.com image 550x291]
"Those" people from Macon are too "urban" to have a segregated prom with.


Came here for Lee.
Slowly shuffling away while saying "Uuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
 
2013-04-04 08:03:17 AM  
What happens after they graduate and go out into the real world and get a job with a compan....
oh wait.
 
2013-04-04 08:05:29 AM  
That's the very reason I absolutely loathe the South - I spent 2 years in small-town Mississippi & can't get past the segregation. It's like the 60s never even happened; a modern-day Mississippi Burning.
 
2013-04-04 08:12:08 AM  

Abacus9: karmachameleon: Abacus9: How is this even legal?

How would it be illegal?

Don't get me wrong.  I suddenly feel very sheltered up here in Seattle; I had no idea anything remotely like this still happened.  Racial segregation is something that I read in history books and see in the movies that take place during an earlier time period.  Reading that story, I felt like I was transported back to the 1950s or something.

Well, Brown v. Board of Ed made segregation illegal.


This is a private party.  Wrong, yes.  Illegal, no.  I can't believe these people aren't embarrassed at themselves here in the 21st century.
 
2013-04-04 09:20:45 AM  
Stop forcing people to associate when they don't want to.

There are many reasons for this, none of which are discussed in the MSM. Many of those are legitimate.

It is fascinating and disturbing that there are so many busybodies who want to tell others what to do. "Here, share in our disease... it's not working for us, but we don't want to go down alone."
 
2013-04-04 09:24:37 AM  

sodomizer: Stop forcing people to associate when they don't want to.

There are many reasons for this, none of which are discussed in the MSM. Many of those are legitimate.

It is fascinating and disturbing that there are so many busybodies who want to tell others what to do. "Here, share in our disease... it's not working for us, but we don't want to go down alone."


Did... did you just compare being ethnic to having a disease?
 
2013-04-04 11:44:33 AM  
Macon is about 75% black.  This has nothing to do with keeping the minorities down.

Macon is also the biggest shiathole I've ever had the misfortune of visiting.
 
2013-04-04 12:51:40 PM  
I have a problem with the teacher who supervises the making of the Year Book including any pictures at all of the non-school sponsored whites only party.

She also mentioned getting no school financial support for her integrated party (again not a prom, but a private party) ... does that mean the other two parties get financial support from the school?

The school should hold ONE prom and if you are not there then you do not get into the year book photos of the school prom. If you are voted King or Queen and do not attend the school's prom then the second place person gets to take the throne.

Seems easy.

Let racists be racists in private if they really want. If nothing else it gives us someone to laugh about.
 
2013-04-04 01:15:46 PM  

Mimic_Octopus: this is a logistical decision because you cant mix justin timberlake with kanye west. and you cant server shrimp cocktail with chitlins.


wat

You sound boring.

MythDragon: Sock Ruh Tease: [ultramegadeathray.files.wordpress.com image 550x291]
"Those" people from Macon are too "urban" to have a segregated prom with.

Came here for Lee.
Slowly shuffling away while saying "Uuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"


Hehehehe, my first reaction as well was "Lee Everett has got a bone to pick with these troglodytes".
Kenny's apology for the "urban" comment was great too. "I'm from Florida, man, stupid shiat just comes out of my mouth sometimes."

/RIP pretty much every character from that game
 
2013-04-04 04:26:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: Benevolent Misanthrope: coldf33t: I read TFA and still do not believe it.  You have no idea how sensitive racial crap is here. I call BS.

You're in Gwinnett, not Macon.  Trust me, WORLDS apart.  My guess is, you're a carpetbagger (family arrived in the South after 1865).  STFU unless you know whereof you speak.

I am a Daughter of the Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy (I have papers)...so,  fark you.  :)

I stand corrected, then.  But still - Macon is not Atlanta, no way, no how.  Atlanta stands alone in the South.  Sadly.


Should we start as sons and daughters of the Union... oh wait thats ALL OF US because you LOST!

I for one think we need to stop celebrating southern terrorists.
 
2013-04-04 04:51:51 PM  
This is NOT In Macon, GA. Macon is in Bibb County, and we were integrated long, long ago.
 
2013-04-04 08:19:12 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: jaylectricity: Civil_War2_Time: jaylectricity: Civil_War2_Time: In the south, it's automatically racism at play. However, it's never at play in the far NE (which is whiter that Flour), and segregation has never had to be incorporated because of the overwhelming white wealth.

Keep fighting. You've pushed them to the border, now finish the job!

Que? I live fairly close (90 miles) to the Mexican border. What border are you referring to?

The NE/Canadian border. If the south fights a little harder, you may be able to push all those stuffy white people right out of the country.

What would you do without all their 1% taxes?


Ditch the military that we have that is there to protect the 1%.
 
2013-04-04 08:38:22 PM  
I'm too lazy to read thru all the comments, but I'd like to point out for the record that Macon is mostly in Bibb County, not Wilcox, which is where this school is unless they moved the lines a hundred miles.
 
2013-04-04 09:48:10 PM  

Occam's Nailfile: Mock26: Just clarify, the word "prom" does not always mean a school sponsored dance.  A bunch of white parents can get together, throw a private party on the same date as the school's official prom, and call their own segregated dance a prom.  And, as such, they can legally bar entrance to anyone who is not on their guest list.

And they should get their asses kicked for it.  On TV.


Why?  Sure, I find their racism to be repugnant, but they are free to be racist and have a private party with a white only guest list.  I may not approve but I will certainly defend their right to do so.
 
2013-04-04 09:49:21 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: jaylectricity: lack of warmth: jaylectricity: I can't for the life of me think of why black people would even want to let white people into their prom.

'Cause that's where the white womens at.

No they're not...they're over at the white prom.

BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE FRIENDS, YE GREAT, THUMPIN' NUMPTIES!


If any of the white kids want to go to the official school prom then they can stand up to their parents and tell them that they are not going to the all white prom.
 
2013-04-04 09:50:04 PM  

tankjr: Anyone involved in organizing segregated public school events should be executed for violating the public trust.


I agree.  But the white prom is not a public school event.  It is a private party held off of school grounds.
 
2013-04-04 09:53:46 PM  

Mock26: If any of the white kids want to go to the official school prom then they can stand up to their parents and tell them that they are not going to the all white prom.


Quick, one of the "my house, my rules" , 'kids have no rights' farkers jump on this guy!

He's daring to say that kids don't have to listen to their parents about things like attending extracurricular activities.
 
2013-04-04 10:48:32 PM  

Mock26: Occam's Nailfile: Mock26: Just clarify, the word "prom" does not always mean a school sponsored dance.  A bunch of white parents can get together, throw a private party on the same date as the school's official prom, and call their own segregated dance a prom.  And, as such, they can legally bar entrance to anyone who is not on their guest list.

And they should get their asses kicked for it.  On TV.

Why?  Sure, I find their racism to be repugnant, but they are free to be racist and have a private party with a white only guest list.  I may not approve but I will certainly defend their right to do so.


You realize, when Voltaire said "I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death the right to say it" was talking about defending it from government force, not public ridicule. Voltaire himself was one of the most vicious satirists and social critics of his day.
 
2013-04-04 11:01:17 PM  

sumida sublight: Voltaire himself was one of the most vicious satirists and social critics of his day.


Also, he kicked a lot of assses. On TV.
 
2013-04-04 11:04:15 PM  

sumida sublight: Mock26: Occam's Nailfile: Mock26: Just clarify, the word "prom" does not always mean a school sponsored dance.  A bunch of white parents can get together, throw a private party on the same date as the school's official prom, and call their own segregated dance a prom.  And, as such, they can legally bar entrance to anyone who is not on their guest list.

And they should get their asses kicked for it.  On TV.

Why?  Sure, I find their racism to be repugnant, but they are free to be racist and have a private party with a white only guest list.  I may not approve but I will certainly defend their right to do so.

You realize, when Voltaire said "I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death the right to say it" was talking about defending it from government force, not public ridicule. Voltaire himself was one of the most vicious satirists and social critics of his day.


Yes, I am fully aware of what that phrase originally meant.  But, I, like many people, feel that it is a very apt quote for this day and age.
 
2013-04-05 01:31:31 PM  

gravebayne2: I see nothing wrong with what they do. it's kinda dumb, but not wrong.


Really, you don't see anything wrong in excluding a group of people based solely on their skin color?
 
2013-04-05 08:44:57 PM  

Pincy: gravebayne2: I see nothing wrong with what they do. it's kinda dumb, but not wrong.

Really, you don't see anything wrong in excluding a group of people based solely on their skin color?


Right or wrong, it is still their right of free association.
 
2013-04-06 02:07:38 AM  

Mock26: sumida sublight: Mock26: Occam's Nailfile: Mock26: Just clarify, the word "prom" does not always mean a school sponsored dance.  A bunch of white parents can get together, throw a private party on the same date as the school's official prom, and call their own segregated dance a prom.  And, as such, they can legally bar entrance to anyone who is not on their guest list.

And they should get their asses kicked for it.  On TV.

Why?  Sure, I find their racism to be repugnant, but they are free to be racist and have a private party with a white only guest list.  I may not approve but I will certainly defend their right to do so.

You realize, when Voltaire said "I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death the right to say it" was talking about defending it from government force, not public ridicule. Voltaire himself was one of the most vicious satirists and social critics of his day.

Yes, I am fully aware of what that phrase originally meant.  But, I, like many people, feel that it is a very apt quote for this day and age.


Fark that, these people are an embarrassment to their country and to humanity in general. They deserve to be pointed at and mocked by those of us who've joined the 21st century.
 
2013-04-06 10:03:22 AM  

sumida sublight: Mock26: sumida sublight: Mock26: Occam's Nailfile: Mock26: Just clarify, the word "prom" does not always mean a school sponsored dance.  A bunch of white parents can get together, throw a private party on the same date as the school's official prom, and call their own segregated dance a prom.  And, as such, they can legally bar entrance to anyone who is not on their guest list.

And they should get their asses kicked for it.  On TV.

Why?  Sure, I find their racism to be repugnant, but they are free to be racist and have a private party with a white only guest list.  I may not approve but I will certainly defend their right to do so.

You realize, when Voltaire said "I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death the right to say it" was talking about defending it from government force, not public ridicule. Voltaire himself was one of the most vicious satirists and social critics of his day.

Yes, I am fully aware of what that phrase originally meant.  But, I, like many people, feel that it is a very apt quote for this day and age.

Fark that, these people are an embarrassment to their country and to humanity in general. They deserve to be pointed at and mocked by those of us who've joined the 21st century.


So, you are basically saying "Fark the Constitution."  Nice to know that you only think the Constitution should only apply to people you approve of.

And do not get me wrong, I do agree that they deserve to vibe pointed at and mocked.  But, just as it is my Constitutionally guaranteed right to mock them, it is there Constitutionally guaranteed right of gather with like-minded individuals.  We may not like them, but what they are doing is well within their rights.
 
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