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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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2013-04-04 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
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Meanwhile, welcome to 1955...

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...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.

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The ghost of Don LaFontaine frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2013-04-04 02:49:36 AM
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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.
 
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