Needless to say, I was MORE than slightly disturbed to read in the New York Times Magazine online that there are segregated proms “down south”. Sure, I’m in the land of the liberal (California and not), but even our prom in Iowa (remember them, not liberal.) allowed all the kids in. It was sponsored by the school. I remember the committee working hard on it, even though I was ABOVE all that (didn’t care, wouldn’t help, and now know why I’m not in touch with most of my classmates. :-). This, however, is seriously disturbing (or maybe it’s the liberal media trying to make the south look bad. NOT). Apparently it’s TRADITION. Sigh… Just because you’ve always done it, doesn’t make it a good plan.
It was on Yahoo news today, but you can read the article for yourself. Nothing salacious — almost boring in its matter-of-factness. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/magazine/24prom-t.html?partner=rss&emc=rss