In the 21st century, it’s hard to realize the many racial barriers that have still not been broken down. There are many places that are still living in the 19th century…the early 19th century.
According to the New York Daily News, Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Georgia, has never had an integrated prom. Even after Brown vs. Board of Education ended segregation in schools, Rochelle has yet to adhere to the laws. In fact, 1983 was the first time the school was integrated, according to AddictingInfo.org. But now, thanks to four young ladies who have been friends since the fourth grade, Stephanie Sinnot and Keela Bloodworth, who are white, and Mareshia Rucker and Quanesha Wallace, who are black, the school may just get their first integrated prom.
The four of them realize the obstacles presented against them, so they have sought outside help by creating a Facebook page called “Integrated Prom” where anyone can “like” and make donations to their cause. At the time of this report, the page had 12,593 likes. This is the best way for them to get financial and moral support for their prom because the posters they’ve tried to put up have been ripped down by students in their school.
“I put up posters for the integrated prom, and we’ve had people ripping them down at the school,” said Bloodworth.
The report also included that a school board member told WGXA-TV that he wants to steer clear of the prom because of “liability” concerns. How would someone be liable for having an integrated prom which is consecrated by law? His dubious explanation needs to be examined for lies!
The ladies are planning to hold the integrated prom April 27, at the Cordele Community Clubhouse. Watch the report, you’ll want to like and donate on their page immediately just to show the town they’re living in the dark ages (no pun intended).