I'm 62 and I worked for civil rights in the 60's and 70's. A small group was formed and we bagan to fight the good fight. Civil Rights was our goal but our strategy was fair housing when papers carried ads with the notation, "no jews allowed", no negroes allowed", "no catholics allowed". etc., etc. We changed the laws so that newspapers could no longer use this foul verbage in their ads. When Barack Obama was elected President of the United States I thought that except for small pockets, ignorant minorities, racism was pretty much dead. Imagine my surprise when I saw a documentary on HBO telling the story of one high school, one senior class putting on TWO proms. One for the Anglo students and one for the African American students. In the 21st century, in the United States.
I felt shame along with my disbelief. The idea of two proms was orchestrated by the parents who share at least 75% of the blame. I don't blame the children. They learned their bigotry at home, sitting around their kitchen tables listening to their elders. The elders and their talk of the 'good old days' of the Klan and hangings. Children learn by example in their most formative years and the example the people who supported two proms was the racists..
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