Posted tagged ‘segregated prom’

Watch it! PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI

June 26, 2009

For some reason I believe the next generation of people will look back on all the stupid antiquated ideology some of us try so hard to hold onto in this century. Seriously, I think our kids will look at us and think what a bunch of nut jobs. “Wait, so you had people who didn’t like people because they have a different skin color?” “What, you people who had problems with gays?” “What the hell is an anti-Semite?”

HBO is airing a documentary during the month of July called, PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI. It tells the story of Charleston High, in Charleston, Mississippi. Although the school might look like any other high school in America, this one up until 2008 was still having a segregated prom. In 1997, Oscar®-winning actor Morgan Freeman, a Charleston resident, offered to pay for the prom, under one condition: that it be integrated. Though his offer was ignored, he made it again in 2008, and this time, the school accepted.

In my opinion that’s only half of the jaw-dropping moments of this story. The real sick to your stomach feeling came when several of the white parents forbid their children to attend the integrated prom. That’s right folks, teaching racism to your children is still acceptable. Scary.

PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI debuts MONDAY, JULY 20 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT).
Maybe one day some of these more “traditional” thinking people will wake up and realize people are people. At least that is my hope for my two-year-old niece. Let all the dumb go. Trust me you “real Americans”, you will be amazed at how happy we are on the other side.

Advertisements