[Originally published at Jesus was a Liberal on April 5, 2013]
All that said, the state that just takes the cake this week is Georgia. Specifically, Wilcox County, Georgia, where the high school proms are still segregated. Yes, you did read that right. Though the segregated proms are not sponsored by the school (and therefore not illegal), parents have funded and run these "separate but equal" proms since desegregation happened.
This is metaphorically (and almost literally) blowing my mind. It has been more than 50 years since segregation was deemed unconstitutional and while I'm not naive enough to think that all racism would end at that moment, this blatant display of racial hatred makes me wish I didn't live in America. I'm at a loss for words.
If you want to support these kids, you can go to their Facebook page and show them your love. They are also trying to raise money from that page, so if you can donate or want to help out, shoot them a message. Hopefully, we can put this thing behind us, despite the fact that it should already be far behind us.