Segregated Proms in this generation???

  1. http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-prom02.html

    I cant believe this! I realize that there are those that are still, and always will be predjudiced, but come on!!!

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  2. 99 Comments

  3. by   CountrifiedRN
    Unbelievable! I guess they get away with it because it is not school sponsored. I am disgusted.
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    Well, I guess if they could cure stupid we'd all be out of jobs. Interesting story, Shandy!
  5. by   baseline
    Ignorance. Pure and simple.
  6. by   Pebbles86
    Just what century do these people think they are in? And we wonder why there are bigots in this world.
  7. by   passing thru
    At my kids high school, which has about 700 seniors, there are two proms....both integrated. The afro kids requested and received "equal" time-money-etc. ...everything that goes into creating a successful prom experience....because they wanted their own bands....the anglo's wanted "their bands"; so the decision was made by the school board to have two proms....the ratio of kids at the high school is approximately ...40 % anglo, 35 % afro , 20 % hispanic, and 5 % oriental.
    It has worked out very nicely I think. Many afro kids attend the anglo prom. I don't know the percentages, but quite a few anglo kids attend the afro prom. and the hispanics and orientals attend both proms..... They have done this for > ten years and everyone is happy with this.
  8. by   ShandyLynnRN
    Passing thru, I'm just curious as to how your kids feel about it. WHich prom did they go to?
  9. by   MaryBethChick03
    Hmmm, seems to me if they're gonna segregate that the hispanic kids need their own prom too. After all, they have "their own" music too.
  10. by   Mattigan
    If Hispanics have their own prom that leaves the 5% Asian population to be discriminated upon. Not fair. Maybe they should just stop having proms if they can't be open enough to see the humans for all the races.
  11. by   heynurse
    Do you think that those kids will want to raise their children in that town?
  12. by   Beach_RN
    It has worked out very nicely I think. Many afro kids attend the anglo prom. I don't know the percentages, but quite a few anglo kids attend the afro prom. and the hispanics and orientals attend both proms
    Quickly please tell me what town you live in so I can never never move there!

    What's next a bake sale sponsored by the KKK!
  13. by   dschlatet
    Originally posted by passing thru
    The afro kids requested and received "equal" time-money-etc.

    anglo's wanted

    ...40 % anglo, 35 % afro , 20 % hispanic, and 5 % oriental.


    Many afro kids attend the anglo prom.


    I don't know the percentages, but quite a few anglo kids attend the afro prom.
    Afro? Anglo? I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with the "afro" race. Please enlighten me.
    Last edit by dschlatet on May 2, '03
  14. by   canoehead
    That is sad. A prom is for the whole class to celebrate together for the last time. If they don't want to be all together they should have their own private get togethers or just scrap the whole thing.

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