I had never read the blog “Almost Diamonds” until this entry was sent my way a little while ago. It deals with the students of Fulton, Mississippi who were complicit in preventing a lesbian student from attending their prom. This entailed setting up a sham prom for the student in question and all other members of the grade keeping the “real” prom a secret from her.
That’s some super-powerful ignorance they brew down there in Mississippi. So strong, it makes children into stereotypes.
Thus, an entire town was turned into a national laughingstock. Not that it really matters. I don’t imagine too many of the students who participated in the ruse have designs on leaving Fulton. If they do, they had better learn that the rest of the world doesn’t run on hate fumes pretty damn fast.