IntegratedPromWilcoxCoGA.BryanMeltzNYT

Despite improvement in the past 50 years, racism remains an entrenched problem in the United States, but here are some high school students who created a way around it in rural Wilcox County, Georgia: by holding an “integrated prom” or formal dance, instead of separate ones for Black and White kids. White parents have always enforced this, and they did again this year by refusing to pay for their kids to attend the all-school prom. But four girls, two Black and two White, raised money for their unity prom. Experience elsewhere in the rural South suggests the all-White one will soon disappear. (Bryan Meltz/The New York Times)

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