Currently in the lead for “WTF Story of the Week,” a school in Georgia is holding a racially segregated prom:
“We’re embarrassed, it’s embarrassing,” exclaimed Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace, and Keela Bloodworth.
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.
That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police. It’s been that way for as long as anyone can remember and it doesn’t stop at prom. Homecoming is also segregated. Normally, there would be a court for each race, but for the first time the school decided to elect only one homecoming court, Quanesha won. But there were still two separate dances.
What. How is this still happening in 2013?! How is anybody okay with this? I’m pretty sure that this sort of thing is illegal. How is nobody getting sued?
Well, the students are sick of it and are stepping in to create an integrated prom of their own:
“If we don’t change it nobody else will,” said Keela.
They’re part of a group of students organizing a prom for everyone to attend, called the “Integrated Prom”, but everyone is not fond of the idea.
“I put up posters for the “Integrated Prom” and we’ve had people ripping them down at the school,” said Keela.
The group says they will continue to make progress even though there doesn’t seem to be much motivation to change.
So these students are awesome people. They are doing the right thing, and they can be proud. Also, fuck those racist bastards tearing down those posters.
The students have a Facebook page, which you should totally like. They have a donate button if you want to support their efforts, and if you live anywhere near them, you can go to one of their fundraisers.