Constance McMillen went to the Itawamba Agricultural High School prom at the Fulton Country Club, but she was one of the few to attend the event. McMillen said she arrived at the dance an hour-and-a-half after it began and stayed for about 30 minutes. She said she saw six other students and several school officials while she was there. Meanwhile, many more Itawamba AHS students went to an event held at the community center in Evergreen, another community in Itawamba County. McMillen said she knew about that event but that when she asked another student if she was invited, the student told her, ‘the prom is at the country club.’ … ‘I took that as no,’ McMillen said. ‘If I wasn’t wanted there, I wasn’t going to go.'”
Kristy Bennett, legal director for the ACLU of Mississippi, said her organization was still gathering details about what happened Friday night to determine whether they would ask Davidson for sanctions. At the least, Bennett said the details about Friday’s prom would be used in the organization’s damages suit against the district, which is still being developed.
Next to be contacted should be the teachers union since obviously the school itself was in on it and also college admissions committees should take note and see if they have any student who knowingly participated in such a fraud and such an overt act of discrimination. Most colleges and Universities strive towards respect for diversity, and these students have made their quality of character clear. I would even consider this action grounds for rescinding an offer of admission as incompatible with the ideals and expectations of my institution. (But then again the closest these bigoted hick kids will get to college is probably “college ruled” notebooks in Aisle 3 of the Walmart where they will eventually work.)
In the words of Phil Ochs: “Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of”
And to the bigoted. hateful, and ignorant kids, parents, and staff at the who were involved in this outrageous and disgusting evemt……..