Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
  1. #1
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    10.11.09
    Posts
    10,563
    Last Online

    12.17.17 @ 02:04 AM
    Likes
    573
    Liked 1,486 Times in 1,015 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default Georgia Students Want To Hold The First Integrated Prom In Their High School’s Histor

    Georgia Students Want To Hold The First Integrated Prom In Their High School’s History

    Four students at Wilcox County High School in Georgia want to attend prom together — but under the current setup, they won’t be allowed to unless they throw their own. Wilcox County High School’s proms are still segregated by race, meaning Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace, and Keela Bloodworth — half of whom are black and half of whom are white — would be forced to attend separate proms:

    Stephanie and Keela are white and Mareshia and Quanesha are black. They’re seniors at Wilcox County High School, a school that has never held an integrated prom during its existence.
    “There’s a white prom and there’s an integrated prom,” said Keela.
    The rule is strictly enforced, any race other than Caucasian wouldn’t dare to attend the white prom.
    “They would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises,” said Keela. That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police.
    [...]
    There will still be two proms this year. Neither proms are financed by or allowed to take place at Wilcox County High School. The students said that when they pushed for one prom, the school offered a resolution to permit an integrated prom that would allow all students to attend but not stop segregated proms.

    Since the school won’t stand up to the parental groups that organize the segregated proms, the high school seniors have launched a fundraiser to start their own integrated prom on April 27. But they are facing opposition from more “tradition-bound” classmates; the girls reported putting up posters for an integrated prom at school, only to have them ripped down. Their Facebook page, however, is raising enthusiasm (and money) from all over the country.
    Though black and white Wilcox students share other aspects of school space, like classrooms and sports fields, there are many unspoken divisions straight out of the pre-civil rights era. According to a feature on WCHS, white students sit in the back during class, while black kids sit in front. Black kids have lunch outside while white kids have theirs in the yard. White students — particularly girls — who date black students risk being ostracized and bullied.
    Wilcox may be a rare holdover of a bygone era, but segregated proms have lasted well past Jim Crow. A nearby school in Taylor County only desegregated their prom in 2002 through the efforts of one young woman. Even so, some juniors held their own white prom separate from the integrated prom. Another school in Charleston, Georgia attracted national attention in 2009 for its segregated prom.
    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/20...hools-history/

    http://www.wsav.com/story/21866654/m...egregated-prom
    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

    "McDonalds is The Antichrist" - Bill Hicks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSH6ofHbeUw

  2. #2
    Forum Frontman It's Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.26.06
    Age
    43
    Location
    Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    34,158
    Favorite VH Album

    like them all, no favourite
    Last Online

    12.17.17 @ 06:12 AM
    Likes
    1,321
    Liked 6,708 Times in 3,727 Posts

    Default

    What year are we in?

  3. #3
    Forum Frontman fudd's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.22.08
    Age
    38
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    14,311
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair warning, 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    HAIL, love walks in, 5150
    Last Online

    @
    Likes
    1,322
    Liked 6,353 Times in 3,193 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    Another story to make my state look like klan members and dumbasses. Great.

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    10.11.09
    Posts
    10,563
    Last Online

    12.17.17 @ 02:04 AM
    Likes
    573
    Liked 1,486 Times in 1,015 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    Another story to make my state look like klan members and dumbasses. Great.
    I live here also. Although that's mostly cause my close family is here.

    The people on Fox 5 Atlanta facebook was backing the coach that got fired for using gay slurs and pushing and hitting his students. Almost all of the folks on there were sticking up for him. Some were even defending the mother and husband that tied up the grandma and kidnapped their daughter... Who they lost custody of and custody was granted to the grandma.
    Last edited by rocknblues81; 04.04.13 at 07:02 PM.
    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

    "McDonalds is The Antichrist" - Bill Hicks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSH6ofHbeUw

  5. #5
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    10.11.09
    Posts
    10,563
    Last Online

    12.17.17 @ 02:04 AM
    Likes
    573
    Liked 1,486 Times in 1,015 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    It's not that there are no good people here. I live in a neighborhood with many of them. They will not call the cops on you anytime you make the slightest bit of noise and some folks here will bring you food or so give you a good deal. Mostly older folks though.

    There are some old conservatives here and the woman next door is an Obama supporter and everybody gets along. So... I post a lot of bad stuff about the state, but not everyone is bad.
    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

    "McDonalds is The Antichrist" - Bill Hicks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSH6ofHbeUw

  6. #6
    Atomic Punk Dave's Dreidel's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.10.05
    Age
    47
    Location
    Kate Upton's Closet
    Posts
    37,925
    Favorite VH Album

    Alex, Dave, Ed and Mike
    Favorite VH Song

    The songs with Ed on them
    Last Online

    12.17.17 @ 06:08 AM
    Likes
    3,511
    Liked 18,161 Times in 8,975 Posts

    Default

    How is an all white prom even possible?
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

    Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

    Hurricane Halen - Let's all gingery touch our sword tips!!!

    DONATE TO THE LINKS YA CHEAP BASTARDS!!!!

  7. #7
    Hang 'Em High sickman's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.13.04
    Posts
    6,170
    Favorite VH Album

    Complete Zero
    Favorite VH Song

    Lets Get Rockin
    Last Online

    12.16.17 @ 02:06 PM
    Likes
    548
    Liked 1,863 Times in 732 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    I once tried to sleep at a rest stop in Georgia back in the mid 90's. Freaked me out too much so I kept driving.

  8. #8
    Atomic Punk LLFHS's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.08.04
    Location
    Secret Witness Protection Location
    Posts
    31,731
    Favorite VH Album

    Anything Mike played on
    Favorite VH Song

    Anything Mike played on
    Last Online

    07.30.17 @ 08:59 PM
    Likes
    34
    Liked 60 Times in 35 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    What year are we in?
    Took the words out of my keyboard.
    LowLifeFlatHeadScum

    [sigpic][/sigpic]


    Your Hacked Nude Photo Here!

  9. #9
    Unchained gavs5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.06.03
    Age
    42
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    527
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Hear About it Later
    Last Online

    05.09.15 @ 09:17 PM
    Likes
    10
    Liked 8 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    How is an all white prom even possible?
    The way I understand it, they set it up like a private party. It's outside of the school. And if you are a person of color, you aren't invited.

  10. #10
    Atomic Punk Dave's Dreidel's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.10.05
    Age
    47
    Location
    Kate Upton's Closet
    Posts
    37,925
    Favorite VH Album

    Alex, Dave, Ed and Mike
    Favorite VH Song

    The songs with Ed on them
    Last Online

    12.17.17 @ 06:08 AM
    Likes
    3,511
    Liked 18,161 Times in 8,975 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gavs5150 View Post
    The way I understand it, they set it up like a private party. It's outside of the school. And if you are a person of color, you aren't invited.
    That is just fucking sad.

    It's their right if it is off campus and not an official event, but it is still sad nonetheless.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

    Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

    Hurricane Halen - Let's all gingery touch our sword tips!!!

    DONATE TO THE LINKS YA CHEAP BASTARDS!!!!

  11. #11
    Forum Frontman It's Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.26.06
    Age
    43
    Location
    Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    34,158
    Favorite VH Album

    like them all, no favourite
    Last Online

    12.17.17 @ 06:12 AM
    Likes
    1,321
    Liked 6,708 Times in 3,727 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gavs5150 View Post
    The way I understand it, they set it up like a private party. It's outside of the school. And if you are a person of color, you aren't invited.
    how lovely.

  12. #12
    Atomic Punk LLFHS's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.08.04
    Location
    Secret Witness Protection Location
    Posts
    31,731
    Favorite VH Album

    Anything Mike played on
    Favorite VH Song

    Anything Mike played on
    Last Online

    07.30.17 @ 08:59 PM
    Likes
    34
    Liked 60 Times in 35 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gavs5150 View Post
    The way I understand it, they set it up like a private party. It's outside of the school. And if you are a person of color, you aren't invited.
    Oh.....well, never mind then.
    LowLifeFlatHeadScum

    [sigpic][/sigpic]


    Your Hacked Nude Photo Here!

  13. #13
    Good Enough JakeK21's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.05.11
    Age
    23
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,288
    Favorite VH Album

    All of them
    Favorite VH Song

    There's just too many
    Last Online

    10.26.15 @ 12:38 PM
    Likes
    124
    Liked 138 Times in 79 Posts

    Default

    Next thing you know, these kids are going to be listening and dancing to Chuck Berry and Elvis!!

  14. #14
    Forum Frontman fudd's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.22.08
    Age
    38
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    14,311
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair warning, 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    HAIL, love walks in, 5150
    Last Online

    @
    Likes
    1,322
    Liked 6,353 Times in 3,193 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeK21 View Post
    Next thing you know, these kids are going to be listening and dancing to Chuck Berry and Elvis!!
    And Marty Mcfly will show up to slug Biff.

  15. #15
    Baluchitherium Ted Van Halen's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.07.04
    Age
    48
    Location
    All up in there
    Posts
    4,383
    Favorite VH Album

    Pirates of the Carribean
    Favorite VH Song

    How Many Say Aye?
    Last Online

    12.16.17 @ 06:56 PM
    Likes
    2,306
    Liked 1,627 Times in 873 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gavs5150 View Post
    The way I understand it, they set it up like a private party. It's outside of the school. And if you are a person of color, you aren't invited.
    That's pretty much it. Not uncommon at all when I was in HS (many years ago in the rural south), but I'm surprised that the practice continues. My HS sponsored a prom but hardly anybody attended it. I didn't. Tradition was that the 11th grade class hosted a "prom" for the seniors at a private facility w/ money they raised. There was a "black" one and a "white" one with some intermingling but not much. It was for the most part a mutual agreement by all invloved. Really stupid looking back on it though as the only weekend we didn't all hang out together was the one we probably should have. IDK if it's still that way or not. I doubt it/hope not.
    -TVH-


    If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. -Thomas Paine


    What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? - James Madison


    Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian. - Henry Ford

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. MA High school students march for jobs
    By voivod in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02.26.13, 12:09 PM
  2. California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A!
    By voivod in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02.15.13, 06:05 AM
  3. High School students to get Wakeup Calls from school...
    By voivod in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03.11.11, 12:19 PM
  4. Openly gay teen voted prom queen at LA high school
    By voivod in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 05.31.09, 08:09 AM
  5. High School secretary served cocaine to students
    By VegasVic in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04.25.08, 08:07 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •