There’s a startling degree of racial division in St. Louis County.
In 1955, an African-American boxer in New Orleans named Joe Dorsey sued the state of Louisiana for the right to fight against white opponents. What started out as a chance to advance his career wound up changing sports and culture in the state forever.
Seven months after allegations of racism were raised, little has changed. “There is a strong sense of ‘There’s nothing you can do about it.’”
“So amazed at today, and incredibly hopeful for the future.”
According to the Crimson White, Alpha Gamma Delta, Tri Delta, Chi Omega, and Pi Beta Phi all blocked two black students from pledging this year.
Remembering what’s changed and what hasn’t in the last fifty years.
Check out America’s racial makeup in technicolor.
Four high school students in rural Georgia are fundraising to hold the first integrated prom in their county’s history. UPDATE: The Wilcox County School District has issued a statement saying that the high school will explore holding a school-sponsored integrated prom in 2014.