Here’s my Dallas Morning News column today, which examines the issue of the whites-only high school
prom in Georgia in light of blacks-only housing, graduation ceremonies, etc.
on college campuses. My conclusion:
The Georgia students are wrong to resegregate their prom, but they could
have avoided bad press if only they’d been savvier marketers. They should
have stressed that they only wanted to dance to country and western, the
music native to their own ethnic culture, and christened their little
whites-only dance party “Anglo-Celtic Student PrideFest: A Safe and
Affirming Space for Young People of No Color.” Then let the debate begin
about the dividing line between racism and diversity.