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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 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  
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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


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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.
 
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