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  1. westguy3@yahoo.com says

    And gays want equality, too. Guess we’ll have to wait in line in Georgia County behind everyone else.

    Seriously can’t believe this is happening in 2013. That is one messed up area.

  2. says

    yeah. gosh-darn you leftists and democrats, tryin’ to be all integrated. being all liberal and not segregatin’.

    intolerant attention seekin leftist liberal democrat-types thinking they’re so great cuz they aint attendin’ no Klan meetings.

    i literally can’t believe this is happening for the first time.

    WOW.

  3. jjose712 says

    I just can’t believe that something like this can be news in 2013.

    We know the reasons to be an blantant homophobe are in the Bible (if you select want you want, of course), but what’s the excuse to be a racist?

  4. Mark A says

    He wrote, “This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we’re not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt.”
    Really…publicity stunt?!?

  5. Jack M says

    This is a good reminder of how ignorant and backward so many people in this country are.

    People in rural areas are, in general, less educated than in urban areas. And there is a lot of rural area in the US.

  6. Jersey boy says

    I grew up in NJ, lived in NY and MA, and live in VA now. I had my share of Yankee presumption. Living here for 5 years has reinforced some stereotypes and undermined others. My partner and I are welcome at potluck dinners and the farm market. One BIG differentiator, especially in small Southern towns, is the presence of a college campus. Drops of blue among the red. Find us, seek us out; we’re here, and we’re happy, and you’re welcome to join us for fresh herbs & wine tasting.

  7. ripper says

    If you prefer the half-glass-full version, black and white students at the school demanded the integrated prom, organized it, and raised enough funds to support it.

    The people pushing to keep segregated proms were primarily parents and alumni.

  8. THurts says

    I live in Georgia. After nearly 10 years of my life in this state. I can say that nothing surprises me anymore. For all of the “progress” in Atlanta, there is still a lot of backwards thinking outside of the metro area. I actually do love Atlanta, but I am looking to relocate because I think Georgia is just way behind politically.

  9. Chris Broussard says

    As a Christian, I do not think these young people can call themselves Christians by mixing the races this way, in open unrepentant rebellion to God.

  10. Taneshia says

    I hope this is not an inflammatory comment but I am confused by one thing in this situation. The school has been having two proms for 40 years, one white and the other black. Why wasn’t the black prom integrated years ago? Did the school say “no”. Did the board of education say “no”. Or was the black prom always open to white students.

  11. Steve says

    @Taneshia
    Technically the school doesn’t host these proms. That’s because if they did they’d have to follow anti-discrimination laws. They get around that by having the parents host them as private events.

  12. ratbastardwhatthehayyo@gmail.com says

    LOL. On a side note, why when try to be provocative, do they show a white girl with a black dude? Talk about a tired cliche. How about showing more black girls with white dudes?

    There are forces in this country that, due to political and ideological reasons, will NEVER stop making a big deal about ‘race’ in this country. And those people are on the left of the political spectrum. Rule #1: Keep ’em radicalized…don’t want them straying off the plantation.

  13. ratbastard says

    Georgia demographics:

    In terms of race and ethnicity, the state was 59.7% White (55.9% Non-Hispanic White Alone), 30.5% Black or African American, 0.3% American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.2% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 4.0% from Some Other Race, and 2.1% from Two or More Races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race made up 8.8% of the population.

    That’s an enormous black population, FAR higher than the U.S. national average of 13%, and as you move further west away from the east the black population drops below that 13% national average.

    Canada has a 2% black population! 2% ! Toronto is around 7-8%.

    The UK is around 2%

    My point being people from places outside of the deep south like Georgia, where the black population is quite high, and people of all races learn to get along with each other on a daily basis because there’s really few places you won’t bump into a black [or white] person, have zero business lecturing or looking down on southerners in regards to race issues.

    Yes Mr. Miller, great, multicultural Canada has a very small black population. Even ‘racist’ Boston has a black population proportionate to the population 3 times higher [!] @ 25%, than Toronto.

  14. Chadd says

    In 1981 when the school was forced by the courts to integrate their prom, they chose to just stop having one. Since then, these two proms have been continued by private groups. The County is still endorsing segregation by refusing to hold an official school prom. The governor is an idiot for refusing to support something that shouldn’t even require a statement. I’m happy to live in the relatively progressive Atlanta, but you don’t have to get too far outside the Perimeter to be in the South. It scares me out there..

  15. Josh says

    The U.S. has a large black population because of the slave trade, not because we are more racially tolerant than Canada, ya ignorant ratfucker.

    Seriously, please die.

  16. Jude says

    You guys should watch “Prom Night in Mississippi”. It’s a great documentary about Charleston, Mississippi, and it features Morgan Freeman who lives there.

    Freeman offered to pay for the prom twice (once in the 90s and then in 2008… the documentary is about the latter). His only condition was that the prom must be racially integrated. In the 90s the Charleston High School declined. In 2008… well, just watch the documentary. It’s a great one.

  17. ratbastard says

    Of course, all you need is four or five black men together to have a real problem. My father was brutally killed by five black men who gang-banged him and broke his anus. His official cause of death was a “perforated anus”, but you should have seen the smile, frozen by rigor-mortis, on his face. At least he died happy, and I can smile knowing that he’s up there in heaving, sucking on as many big black c0cks as his tiny heart desires.

    I still hate blacks for killing my dad with their giant genitalia, though. I’m against gun regulation, but I do believe that black men should have to register their penises.

  18. ratbastard says

    Wow Chad and Ger; you think I didn’t see that coming? Of course I knew this would be the first response to my previous post.

    BTW Canada [British North America] was very much involved in the slave trade out of Africa involving, especially involving the slave-rum trade. British North American [Canadian] businesses also profited handsomely from it. Canada, or what we call Canada today, WAS NOT the first place in the Americas to outlaw slavery; Massachusetts was.

    And BTW: It’s estimated 9 out of 10 [!] African slaves brought to the new world went to Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Latin America, especially Brazil.

    But my whole point about southern states have HUGE black populations is the white people from there have far more experience dealing with race issues, from a personal level, than certainly, for example, a Canadian.

  19. ratbastard says

    Well, I can see that Little Phukface was trolling under my screen name again. You jerk, my father was NOT killed from being banged by black men. He was killed by choking on their semen, which he was simply unable to swallow. So stop insisting otherwise.

  20. ratbastard says

    “Of course, all you need is four or five black men together to have a real problem. My father was brutally killed by five black men who gang-banged him and broke his anus. His official cause of death was a “perforated anus”, but you should have seen the smile, frozen by rigor-mortis, on his face. At least he died happy, and I can smile knowing that he’s up there in heaving, sucking on as many big black c0cks as his tiny heart desires.

    I still hate blacks for killing my dad with their giant genitalia, though. I’m against gun regulation, but I do believe that black men should have to register their penises.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 30, 2013 3:57:04 PM

    ================

    A Mr. Miller, AKA Little Kiwi, wrote this, not me.

    Mr. Miller:

    My father was indeed a victim of a very violent crime committed by a group of black guys. 100% true. You are a miserable and shameless ahole. Again, you can be thankful I’m not near you when you post this incredibly offensive and obnoxious sh*t. Do you show the stuff that you post about my dad to your family? Your mom? Dad? Brothers/sisters? Do they know what a complete cowardly ahole you are?

  21. ratbastard says

    Aw crap. I just realized that I called you a coward while it remains that I’m the one who posts anonymously. I hate when I prove myself wrong, which I do every single day. I’m the coward, and that’s why I hate myself as much as I hate the black men who killed my dad with their ginormous genitalia.

  22. ratbastard says

    Did you notice how rather than make any meaningful contributions to this story I chose instead to focus on a Canadian poster and turned this into a whole issue about how Canadians don’t have to deal with dangerous blacks? I hope you did notice. Because that’s what I’m here for – to remind you other whites that at any given moment you too may lose your fathers due to violent blacks and their extra-large packages.

    I’m ratbastard.

  23. Anastasia Beaverhausen says

    So previously the bi-racial children got to go to both proms? Or neither? Did they pick one, or was one assigned (based upon what)?

  24. says

    Fact is its not the schools fault for this they don’t have the money to pay for a prom and this the parents paid for them and the parents both black and white voted to have separate proms until now can’t blame the school as they don’t have the money to pay for an official prom. Also quite hating on all of GA because of this my home town in north ga is mcg smaller than this town and we integrated completely by 1963 to paint us all as backwards hicks is nothing but bigotry on your part and makes y’all no better than those you condemn.

  25. Mary says

    This is so friggin hard to believe. They actually made the proms private rather than hold one integrated prom – in 1981! Heck, I remember 1981. The governor of Georgia ought to be ashamed of himself. No way this should even be open for discussion. People can hold any “private” parties they want. But if it is a prom that represents the whole school, it should be open to ALL students.

    Now you see why I worry about backlashes and advise caution all the time. Imagine what these parents would do if a GAY couple attended the prom. Now imagine one of these parents being sued because he or she ran a flower shop and wouldn’t provide flowers to a gay couple’s wedding. The marriage equality fight will eventually have to work on turning the red states pro-gay. Not many of the people in these states will read Towleroad as I did and change their position. You’ve got your work cut out for you and prudence is necessary to prevent things from getting worse, let alone getting better.

  26. NY2.0 says

    Did the governor’s office seriously gave that response? This fool of a governor can not speak out because it is some ” liberal democrat” publicity stunt? Unreal!

  27. Cadence says

    Wrong facts by Lee: “Fact is its not the schools fault for this they don’t have the money to pay for a prom and this the parents paid for them and the parents both black and white voted to have separate proms until now can’t blame the school as they don’t have the money to pay for an official pröm.”

    That’s not true, Lee. The school didn’t sponsor the prom, because they didn’t want an integrated prom. When a court tried to force them to integrate the prom, which, sadly, wasn’t too long ago, they decided that it would be better just not to have a prom. Their decision was no different than the schools who cancel all school sponsored activities and clubs, because the don’t want to have a gay/straight student alliance.

  28. says

    I would date a black boy. But not the really queeny ones. The blacks are the wooorst when it comes to having really femmy queens. LOL!

    Just give me a normal, straight acting one and I can overlook the whole black thing.

  29. says

    Can dance wrong I looked it up the school has not had a prom since the 70’s as they are a really poor area of southern GA which is by far the poorest area of the state, also yes parents can make their own private events and invit who they want and unless you can prove your little conspiracy there is nothing you nor I can do about it. Fact is we might not like it but everything they are doing is perfectly legal.

  30. Bob says

    My appreciation to the queen with a good sense of humor who posted as Chris Broussard , the snotty Creole on ESPN with the anti-Gay remarks

  31. millerbeach says

    Reason #837 as to why I will NEVER, EVER live south of US 30…LOL Honestly, it is hard to believe people are still so close-minded and idiotic. It isn’t 1953, is it? Wow. Just wow.

  32. LCR Jay says

    Hmmm. And just what is Towleroad’s REAL motivation for posting this article? What, was it it to show that “we’re all in it together!” in regards to bigotry and whatnot? LOL Seems kind of manipulative…

    Anyway, every year at prom time, there is a news story about Prom segregation/integration. So I don’t know why anyone is shocked. I laugh at the “It’s 2013!” exasperated comments whenever stories like this are reported. Who told you racism was over?

  33. ratbastard says

    Will someone in Toronto please be kind enough to call an intervention for Mr. Miller. He’s out of control, and could be a danger towards others and himself. Maybe his family can get him committed for observation or something.

  34. DC Arnold says

    It is about time the gays get their… Oh, this about racial integration, the kid with the two tone hair had me thinking we are everywhere.

  35. David Hearne says

    People have the right to freedom of association, and you have the right to complain about it. Everybody’s happy.

    Not being familiar with the county in question or the high school in question, no thinking person can make a categorical statement. My local high school supposedly has a student body that is 45% black. Driving past the campus you would think it is much higher than that. Prom is unacceptable. Google “ghetto prom” and you will get an idea of what I am talking about. My niece took so much abuse at that school that she is now attending a school 3000 miles away in a much more supportive demographic. Why should I have to pay a small fortune for her to be safe and enjoying high school in a civilized environment? Why should I have to pay a small fortune for her to go to a school that doesn’t have lockdowns and violent criminals wandering the halls? That high school used to be a great school. Then in 1970 a judge said that we had to let black kids ruin it like they did their schools.

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