Monday, April 23

Welcome To 2007

While everyone was caught up in Imus, a Georgia high school had it's "FIRST" prom where white and black students attended together. While it's a good thing this is happening, it is 2007, a it's time for Georgia to join the rest of us.

(Orlando Sentinel/AP) "The school is making changes — and they're long overdue," said Aniesha Gipson, who became the county's first solo homecoming queen last fall as it abandoned the practice of crowning separate white and black queens.

Still, traditions die hard. Only about two-thirds of the school's 160 upper-class students purchased tickets for the prom, blacks still easily outnumbered whites at the dance, and many whites still attended their own private party a week earlier.

"Last weekend was more like tradition. It wasn't racist, or prejudice," said Calvin Catom, a white senior who attended both parties. "This weekend is about the whole school getting together and having a party."
It certainly was a tradition, a tradition built on racism.