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Black and White

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.

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