Most of you folks may have heard about the news that Mississippi High School in Charleston finally de-segregated its prom. Prior to that two seperate
proms were held between whites and blacks, and this has been going over 40 years following the intergration of american society by law.
With all the talk regarding "the race card" among ATSers, it is apparent that the wounds still cut some of us. Understandably blacks feel they have
been cheated, and understandably some whites feel that these PC laws have discrimminated their constitutional rights.... however I am sure all of us,
as constitutionalists, as conservatives, and liberals can see this as good news.... that under the constitution those freedoms of man should not under
any circumstances be bounded by color... that the founding fathers established a nation of opportunity for all americans. The integration of prom
night at the high school didnt end these bitter and stubborn wounds over night... there was a private prom held by some of the white parents of the
students at the high school in protest somewhat. Also among some of the students the integration didnt take too well... but its a start never the
less.. a late start might I add.
There is ofcourse the question of public schools and their responsibility. I dont have issue with private citizens holding private events for a
certain group whether its racist or religious. As much as I disagree personally.... under the constitution and vai the freedoms set forth by the
founding fathers personal opinion and freedoms should still be allowed to reign even when they discrimminate. However, a public school, one that is
funded in part by the tax payers of these United states, should then be held accountable by the constitution and laws. The segregated proms were in my
opinion were unconstitutional, and even though some students agreed with the idea (if none of them agreed there wouldnt be segregated proms in the
first place) it still restricted the freedom of citizens by color under law. This was a public school, funded by tax payer money, so then wasnt this
opposing the constitutional laws of freedom across race and cultural divides?
I'd be curious to get the opinion of fellow ATSers. Likewise Iv outlined my feelings of the matter.
I feel this is ridiculous in our day and time that these types of separations still continue to occur! To me this is still not a race card issue
because I recall not to long ago a report on CNNN that High Society African American Families make it a point to keep their children from attending
events "i.e. Proms" with white people. They have Social Clubs soley for then and in my opinion the peice "Story" came across as reverse racism.
I'm very happy to hear that this is out in the open, it sucks that people today still see color instead of individuals but I don't believe this is
solely the doing of White America Today! It is done by the African American Community as well. Separation is wrong in any form! Great thread.
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