Seniors at a high school in Georgia are trying to figure out why they still have separate proms for black and white students and are working to change it. Students tell WCNC-TV in Charlotte they don't understand the reasoning they're being given for why it hasn't been changed.
"'We need to stick with the tradition. You know, this is a traditional thing, we don't need to change,' stuff like that. I'm like 'but why?' No one could answer my question," said one student. "Exactly," said another. "And they think that nothing's broken so why fix it?"
The group of students at Wilcox County High School says they're all friends so why shouldn't they be able to go to prom together.
The school has offered a solution of an integrated prom, though they say they'll still have the segregated proms as well. Not everyone is on board with that idea, though. The students say others have ripped down posters they put up for the integrated prom.
"If we don't change it, no one else will," said another student.
Last year a bi-racial students was turned away by police at the white prom.
The senior class is currently raising the money for the integrated prom.