Comments on: Bridging the Divide: Wilcox County High School Students Hold First Integrated Prom http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:12:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: John http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-11042954 John Sun, 12 May 2013 19:53:22 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-11042954 Wow! I cannot believe how backwards Wilcox County is. How can the people live with such racism??? Wow! I cannot believe how backwards Wilcox County is. How can the people live with such racism???

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By: Lynne http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-11026666 Lynne Thu, 09 May 2013 15:45:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-11026666 Why didn't the students and parents simply advocate for the school to start sponsoring proms? This whole race thing is the fault of the parents/students who organized their own proms in the first place. SO WHY COMPLAIN ABOUT IT NOW? Just stop having them and advocate for the school to be like every other school and sponsor regular proms. HOW IS THIS EVEN NEWS??? Why didn’t the students and parents simply advocate for the school to start sponsoring proms? This whole race thing is the fault of the parents/students who organized their own proms in the first place. SO WHY COMPLAIN ABOUT IT NOW? Just stop having them and advocate for the school to be like every other school and sponsor regular proms. HOW IS THIS EVEN NEWS???

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By: barack http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-10985992 barack Thu, 02 May 2013 03:12:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-10985992 So .... half the student body attended the prom? DUH .... half the student body is black! Exactly how many white students attended? So …. half the student body attended the prom?
DUH …. half the student body is black!
Exactly how many white students attended?

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By: When I was a kid... http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-10982542 When I was a kid... Wed, 01 May 2013 15:57:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-10982542 I think that a local African American celebrity/sports figure should step in and throw a ridiculous off the hook party on their private yacht/at their estate and include everyone from the school…except the kids that went to the segregated prom. I think that a local African American celebrity/sports figure should step in and throw a ridiculous off the hook party on their private yacht/at their estate and include everyone from the school…except the kids that went to the segregated prom.

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By: mankind2013 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-10972987 mankind2013 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:14:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-10972987 These parents are the same dumb ignorant folks who watch Fox n Friends and Hannity and think they're so right and the rest of us are so wrong. These parents are the same dumb ignorant folks who watch Fox n Friends and Hannity and think they’re so right and the rest of us are so wrong.

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By: Lady Valkris http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-10972629 Lady Valkris Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:18:45 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-10972629 To clarify some things for some of you. The 'Whites Only' prom was for only Whites. A bi-racial student tried to attend last year and was escorted away by the police. The 'Black Prom' was attended by students of ALL races to include White students. Since the school refused to stand up to the status quo and sanctioning an integrated prom, as many other schools do throughout the Georgia and the rest of the Deep South, they chose the easy and I shall I saw cowards way out and left it up to the parents. This is how it's always been. So you have 4 girls, 2 Black and 2 White who chose to leave a greater legacy for their school. And even within this comments section, you have people who would celebrate segregation as some sort of tool of supremacy. But if these kids are taught to live and work with others unlike themselves now, how will they develop success in the real world? For all of the bickering on this website, suffice it to say, that the students that did show up, had a wonderful time. They tried to make their small corner of the world better by having a Prom that celebrated the melting pot that the United States really is. Can we at least agree on that? To clarify some things for some of you. The ‘Whites Only’ prom was for only Whites. A bi-racial student tried to attend last year and was escorted away by the police. The ‘Black Prom’ was attended by students of ALL races to include White students. Since the school refused to stand up to the status quo and sanctioning an integrated prom, as many other schools do throughout the Georgia and the rest of the Deep South, they chose the easy and I shall I saw cowards way out and left it up to the parents. This is how it’s always been. So you have 4 girls, 2 Black and 2 White who chose to leave a greater legacy for their school. And even within this comments section, you have people who would celebrate segregation as some sort of tool of supremacy. But if these kids are taught to live and work with others unlike themselves now, how will they develop success in the real world? For all of the bickering on this website, suffice it to say, that the students that did show up, had a wonderful time. They tried to make their small corner of the world better by having a Prom that celebrated the melting pot that the United States really is. Can we at least agree on that?

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By: Joo http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-10971831 Joo Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:28:37 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-10971831 You people crack me up, we have special month for black history only, black tv segration is alive every still. Until the labeling of white, hispanic, african american, asian, etc…is removed there will always be racism.----- This is a fanasty as well. Do you really believe by removing a "label" that is going to make people not hate you? I got news for you, there are blacks who hate blacks even though they are the same label. There are Asians who hate Asians and Hispanic who hate hispanic. HATE is just apart of life. And if a person does not hate based on skin color, they will hate on something else. That is HUMANS for you. You people crack me up, we have special month for black history only, black tv segration is alive every still. Until the labeling of white, hispanic, african american, asian, etc…is removed there will always be racism.—– This is a fanasty as well. Do you really believe by removing a “label” that is going to make people not hate you? I got news for you, there are blacks who hate blacks even though they are the same label. There are Asians who hate Asians and Hispanic who hate hispanic. HATE is just apart of life. And if a person does not hate based on skin color, they will hate on something else. That is HUMANS for you.

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By: Joo http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-10971792 Joo Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:22:41 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-10971792 The south is no different than anywhere else. The only difference with these people is that they were bold to do what they feel. I bet you once the "media" is gone, eveything will go back to the way it is. There is nothing wrong with having pride for who you are; but when you degrade others, that is the problem. I see nothing wrong with BET or latino shows because the MAINSTREAm will never give the same equal time to blacks, asians, latinos. That is just fact. Also, and I hate to say it, there is bigotry even within racial groups. There are blacks who hate blacks and date whites because they think whites will treat them better and we know that is not true. The same with some latinos and asians. And this happens ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. The south is no different than anywhere else. The only difference with these people is that they were bold to do what they feel. I bet you once the “media” is gone, eveything will go back to the way it is. There is nothing wrong with having pride for who you are; but when you degrade others, that is the problem. I see nothing wrong with BET or latino shows because the MAINSTREAm will never give the same equal time to blacks, asians, latinos. That is just fact. Also, and I hate to say it, there is bigotry even within racial groups. There are blacks who hate blacks and date whites because they think whites will treat them better and we know that is not true. The same with some latinos and asians. And this happens ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES.

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By: Mary http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-10970825 Mary Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:28:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-10970825 Really both sides did it for years. Not just white people. Whyt do people also attack them. The lies the media puts out are too funny!! Both sides have done it for years it was always their choice Really both sides did it for years. Not just white people. Whyt do people also attack them. The lies the media puts out are too funny!! Both sides have done it for years it was always their choice

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By: Sayit http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/bridging-the-divide-wilcox-county-high-school-students-hold-first-integrated-prom/#comment-10970398 Sayit Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:26:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=477534#comment-10970398 No matter what parents wanted, the school, officials and administrators of the town are responsible as well, for enforcing it. Parents can't hide behind officials in order to discriminate. They need to be publicly shamed to stop this sort of thing. Put the photos in the paper of all the people who requested or made the segregation possible, along with the new interracial prom photos, and then you have the right story. Then make them get their Mitochondrial dna done so they see our ancestors are all related. No matter what parents wanted, the school, officials and administrators of the town are responsible as well, for enforcing it. Parents can’t hide behind officials in order to discriminate. They need to be publicly shamed to stop this sort of thing. Put the photos in the paper of all the people who requested or made the segregation possible, along with the new interracial prom photos, and then you have the right story. Then make them get their Mitochondrial dna done so they see our ancestors are all related.

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