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  •  Oh, dig down into the story (21+ / 0-)

    they had a Black Homecoming Queen and a White Homecoming King, and that was segregated events, and the two were PHOTOGRAPHED separately for the Yearbook. All of their dances have been segregated, their entire High School careers. All the dances have been "privately held" - in other words, year after year, event after event, parents have hosted these affairs and have TURNED AWAY students at the door -e ven one student who was biracial was turned away from the Whites Only dance.

    This brave group of young women who decided to change things deserve respect and praise for being LEADERS. The story has been all over the news for weeks. But I guess the Republican Governor is doubly offended - women? Speaking up?  Next they might even read books!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

    Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

    by Cinnamon on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 10:55:54 AM PDT

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    •  I just cant imagine it (8+ / 0-)
      All the dances have been "privately held" - in other words, year after year, event after event, parents have hosted these affairs and have TURNED AWAY students at the door -e ven one student who was biracial was turned away from the Whites Only dance.
      Turned away how?  "Sorry... you're black.  Your prom is down the street."

      crazy.....

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:14:23 AM PDT

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      •  Yes. Disgusting. (11+ / 0-)

        They had proms sponsored by the district until the law made it so if it was a school function, it HAD to be inclusive. And then instead of desegregating, they went to "privately held" social functions... separate. So decades of children have had this culturally institutionalized bigotry. Until now. Until these girls stood up, as friends, and said , "Enough!"

        And, since they've raised enough money all by themselves to hold their Integrated Prom, they are donating the extra money to two needy families in their community.

        Here's their Facebook page. These young women should be given citizenship awards for their service to the community.

        https://www.facebook.com/...

        Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

        by Cinnamon on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:29:17 AM PDT

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      •  Excuse me... (2+ / 0-)
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        Nada Lemming, mightymouse

        do you have your family tree - we'd like to make sure you aren't some kind of octaroon!

        Actually reminds me of a story I heard on the radio about the red haired., pale skinned Ohioans who identify as black and who are discriminated against as N!gg3rs.  ON one level it was an interesting cultural case study.

        "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

        by newfie on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:47:19 AM PDT

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        •  I'm sorry, but that seem a gratuitous usage (2+ / 0-)
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          PSzymeczek, newfie

          of the N-word. I was going to rec the comment, but I can't for that reason. Yes, I realize you threw it in "L33t".. but ...sigh. Just still an ugly, ugly word. :(

          Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

          by Cinnamon on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 12:21:25 PM PDT

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          •  Oh. (1+ / 0-)
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            I used it because it was all over the radio program.  The use was bizarre and shocking - as of course, these folks were described as very Caucasian and their connections to African Am ancestors may have been a very long time in the past - it was based on their name and where they lived. Maybe 2nd great grandparent or further. I think it illustrates how deep and mindless the pure hatred displayed by some people.

            No need to recc.  I understand - I'm not looking for reccs.

            "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

            by newfie on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 01:50:07 PM PDT

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