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No, that headline didn't come from 1968. That headline ran mere hours ago on, about a high school in Ashburn, GA that, for the first time ever, has black students and white students attending the same prom.

From the article:

Students of Turner County High School started what they hope will become a new tradition: Black and white students attended the prom together for the first time on Saturday. In previous years, parents had organized private, segregated dances for students of the school in rural Ashburn, Georgia, 160 miles south of Atlanta.

"There was not anybody that I can remember that was black," she said. "The white people have theirs, and the black people have theirs. It's nothing racial at all."

Nope, nothing racial about that AT ALL. Sometimes it's really hard to fathom that people like this exist… but then I remember the last two Presidential elections and somehow it all makes sense. It makes my head hurt, but it makes more sense.

{Though seriously, props to this year's senior class for making positive changes this year. I hope the prom was fantastic!}