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Black and white students at Wilcox County High School in south Georgia aren’t allowed to go to the same prom. Instead, students and parents sponsor segregated proms — yep, in 2013 — and kids that break the skin-dress code are barred entry from the caucasian rager. A mixed-race group of friends who hang out all of the time but can’t wear corsages and dance to Top 40 together are trying to encourage their peers to participate in a radical social experiment called NOT BEING RACIST.

"We’re embarrassed, it’s embarrassing, yeah it’s kind of embarrassing," Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace, and Keela Bloodworth told WSFA. “We are all friends, that’s just kind of not right that we can’t go to prom together.”

Uh, they’re embarrassed? Wilcox County High School officials are the ones who should be beyond embarrassed, since, last we checked, Brown v. Board of Education declared segregation unconstitutional in 1954. But since the proms aren’t financed by or hosted at the school (they’re sponsored by the students and parents), the administration says there’s nothing it can do. Officials have offered a resolution to permit an integrated prom — big of them, right? — but won’t stop segregated proms or even take a stance on the issue.

A biracial student was actually turned away by police at the white prom last year. And when the school decided to elect only one pair for homecoming queen and king for the first time this school year — mmhmm, homecoming is segregated, too — and one of the integrated prom-organizing students won, she still wasn’t allowed to attend the white homecoming. The king and queen took separate pictures for the school yearbook.

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    this makes me sick. for over 60 years, schoold have bern de-segregated and then we find out dome schools arr still...
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