In Wilcox County, Georgia, what most (if not all) of us have come to see as “the norm” is anything but, for high school students. The norm being integrated after-hours school functions. Wilcox County High School students have, up until this year, had “separate-but-equal” proms. That’s right; white students and African-American students had different proms. Actually, let me clarify; there IS no “official” Wilcox County H.S. prom; but for years, some parents have organized a private “whites-only” dance each spring. In its defense, Wilcox County school officials have issued a statement in support of integrating students’ proms. They join several politicians – both Republican and Democrat – who’ve put their name behind the integration effort.
But not Governor Nathan Deal. According to Macon’s WMAZ-TV, “spokesman, Brian Robinson, said Deal would have no response to a liberal group’s call for state officials, including the governor to speak out. He wrote, “This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we’re not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt.”
Better Georgia asked Deal and others “to publicly support the students of Wilcox County who are fighting to end a ‘separate-but-equal’ high school prom.” “
Is it SERIOUSLY that bad a thing to agree with something just because a “front group” for the state’s “Democratic party” is asking for said support? Apparently, integrated school social activity isn’t worth agreeing to if it means Governor Deal has to cross the ideological aisle to shake hands with those ‘icky’ Democrats.
And the children suffer awhile longer as a consequence.