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24 April 2007

we're not racist, we're just apathetic

i heard about something on on that i just found ridiculous. you have to listen to it, i'd think, just to hear how some of the people sound. turner county high school, in ashburn, GA, had it's first "integrated" prom. yup, that's right, they waited until 2007 to let blacks and whites go to a dance together. *GASP* the horror. apparently, this is the first school-sponsored prom as well.

what i think it funny, is how some of the kids were rather apathetic about it, but they were talking about it being "tradition" to be segregated. that, to me, sounds like one of the dumbest excuses ever. well, we've been lynching blacks since the 50's, why stop now, it's tradition. granted, that is an extreme form of hyperbole, but this racism is bred into them disguised as "tradition".

then, with 2:42 left in the slideshow (just so you catch it), one girl stated brilliantly (and i paraphrase), the whites had their prom, the blacks had their prom, it was no big deal, it wasn't racial. i paraphrasically repeat, IT WASN'T RACIAL. wtf are these kids taught about racism. when blacks and whites aren't allowed to eat together, that's racism; drink at the same water-fountain, that's racism; go to the same school, that's racism...

...but when it's just a racially-segregated dance, that's just good ol' southern "tradition".

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Blogger Rich | Championable said...

Yeah, this one completely baffled me, too. Sheesh.

9:24 PM, April 25, 2007  

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