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A Prom Divided (and it continues…)

Posted May 24th, 2009 by
Students from Montgomery County High School in Mount Vernon, Ga., before the prom (photo by Gillian Laub for The New York Times)

(photo by Gillian Laub for The New York Times)

I intended to add another post or two regarding the Restorative Justice class I just completed on Friday. I will get to it soon.

I pause to recommend this article in the New York Times about segregated proms at a high school in Georgia… today.

I also recommend the film The Order of Myths for a powerful view of separate black and white Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, Alabama. For anyone operating under the delusion that we now live in a post-racial society, this article and film provide ample evidence to the contrary. For those who get movies through Netflix, you can watch The Order of Myths instantly on your computer.

2 responses to “A Prom Divided (and it continues…)”

  1. Crissie says:

    I also read this and it blew me away. The late-20s son of friends of ours did his last bit for the Obama campaign in Florida. We had lunch with him today and he told us of being in a very agricultural/country area of the state and could not believe the racial divide he encountered there.

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