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    Quote Originally Posted by SID081108 View Post
    When I first came to Houston, I LOVED the diversity. It was so different from California where I came from. I have lived in several different neighborhoods and parts of town and all were so racially diverse. I once tried out a church that someone recommended and noticed immediately that it was almost all white people. I immediately said "no thanks" (in my head) and moved on. For a church to exist in such a diverse community and yet be so dominated by one race just sets an alarm off in my head. I have never worried about my kids here because there are seemingly just as many mixed kids as there are any other race...and as much as I hate Houston sometimes for the crappy weather...it would be hard for me to leave the diversity that exists here.

    I feel sorry for people that live in this Georgia town...but good for those girls for trying to do something about it.
    What part of CA are you from?

    As for churches, it doesn't bother me so much because I feel welcome at most of the churches in the community, but they tend to self-segregate so it just becomes a matter of the service that most meets your personal religious needs.

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    Oh good lord. Just disgusting. And how horrifying for the parents to all approve and fund it. How do we have things like this happen and then turn around and say things like affirmative action aren't important anymore?
    Like you Jessica, I KNOW it happens, but having it pop up right in your face sometimes is still a shocker. The school should def do a integrated prom. And they aren't even supporting these kids trying to raise the money for it?? I want to slap them. How DARE they, as public school officials, not do everything they could to stop this every year!?

    We can't make people be decent human beings, but we should insist on it when it comes to our public school employees! We pay them. How can this not be an issue with the bullying laws going around?

    We can't make these people that sponsor the prom be decent human beings either, but we can make it harder for them to do it. I wish we could annoy the hotel they would be using until they wouldn't agree to hold it anymore. Any public business that would endorse and allow that, shouldn't be in business.
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    How is it bullying if both sides WANT it that way?

    I mean, I'm not for it, but I also can't get behind calling it bullying if the majority is happy with it.

    I mean, this is why the south is so looked down upon by so much of the country. This is why so much of the country thinks of the south as such a backward place. Because, frankly, it is.

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    I am in the shocked this is still happening camping. The school I graduated from had no black kids the year I graduated, but we had a very big population of Hispanic students (almost 35% of my class). I did not see them as being treated any differently, but I may have missed a lot.
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    In my opinion, it is no more right to judge a whole region of a country by the actions of a few, then it is to judge a whole race of people by the color of their skin. Yes, there are prejudiced people in the South. There are also people who are not prejudiced in the South, and there are prejudiced people in the North.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    What part of CA are you from?

    As for churches, it doesn't bother me so much because I feel welcome at most of the churches in the community, but they tend to self-segregate so it just becomes a matter of the service that most meets your personal religious needs.
    I moved here from Huntington Beach. Prior to that I lived in Valencia for 6 years (40 miles North of LA). In Huntington Beach, especially, there was definitely outward racism. I worked right by the pier and had coworkers say things like "how disgusting" if a mixed couple would walk in to our store (which was very rare). There are also a fair amount of white supremecists that call HB home...we had them coming in on a regular basis.

    I agree that not all of the south is prejudiced (obviously) but I do think you find it much more prevelant in the south than in other parts of the country, and you can't ignore that fact.
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    Where exactly is this so-called 'private' event being held?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SID081108 View Post

    I agree that not all of the south is prejudiced (obviously) but I do think you find it much more prevelant in the south than in other parts of the country, and you can't ignore that fact.
    I can agree with this. That does not mean however, that the entire South is backwards.

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    When I said backwards I wasn't just talking about prejudice, I was also talking about education, eating habits, obesity, world view, average marrying age, etc etc etc. Sorry if I wasn't clear. And of course not EVERY person is, I was absolutely just speaking as a general rule. I'm fine with being called judgmental for that. I lived in Alabama (rural) for a summer and traveled around enough of the poor parts of the south to feel fairly confident in my opinion. I've travelled around the entire country and been to every state but Hawaii, there is nothing like the deep, rural south for backwardness.

    I bet if you asked 100 people what state the above event occured in 99 would guess one of three. And be right.
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