The Twilight Zone: Segregated Proms in 2013
And here I thought the whole reprimanding a teacher for saying “vagina” was the worst thing our country could pull off. This week, the South is determined to prove me wrong. In North Carolina, their House tried to push a bill to establish a state religion (and you can bet it’s not Islam). Luckily, House Speaker Thom Tillis has killed the bill, but honestly the fact that it even came up says something. Tennessee has introduced a bill that will tie welfare benefits to the performance of a family’s child in school, which is just 18 types of stupid.
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.