First Integrated Prom for Turner County High School in Georgia

For the first time in their school’s history, students at Turner County High School in Georgia will have an integrated prom. The town’s auditorium will serve as the location for the April 21 event where — I will say it again — for the first time, and regardless of race, all students will be invited.

And, yes, this is 2007 and, yes, it’s been tried before in Georgia. In 2003, Taylor County High School in Butler, Georgia, rallied for inclusion and had their first integrated prom. Some parents, outraged at the prospect of Blacks and whites commingling, funded a separate prom for their children.

As is plainly evident to scores of nationals, some American institutions, municipalities, and boards of education, etc., continue to think, feel, and act as if race were a biological truism. This is not, as some have claimed, loving race and identity at the expense equality. It is simply 2007. And counting…

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First Integrated Prom for Turner County High School in Georgia