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The graduates of St. Martinville, La., Senior High School Class of 1973 has shown everyone just how far we’ve come in this supposedly “post-racial” America. For the past 40 years, the school has held segregated reunions, but decided to have a single reunion event for everyone. Unfortunately, someone thought it would be a good idea to include a “White Graduates Only” party on the event invitation.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The After Game Get Together, specifically notes that it’s for white graduates only, and also requests individuals to bring their own refreshments and food to share. Apparently, they’re not only racists, but horrible party throwers. But according to Liza Chance, one of the organizers of the event, after they decided to have single reunion, the old invites “accidentally” were sent out. Even if they were accidentally sent out, why did it take 40 years for them to realize that maybe segregated events were just a tad bit racist?

As much as I’m a proponent of a utopian post-racial society, but I also know it’s still somewhat of a pipe dream, just as long as people with ideologies like those of the students of St. Martinville, La.’s Senior High School Class of 1973. Imagine what these people have taught their children. Imagine what their children have taught the grand-children. After 40 years of being excluded from an event, the black students should probably consider themselves lucky. Personally, I’d never want to be somewhere I wasn’t welcomed.

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  • Leo the Yardie Chick

    ‘Accidentally’? Riiiight. More like, “We didn’t expect this to blow up the way it has, if at all, and we need a quick excuse”. There have been far too many of these butt-showing moments in the past decade alone for me to be surprised by this.

  • Mademoiselle

    Clutch, I have no clue where else to post this, but is there something you can do about this pop-up Republican campaign ad that starts playing loudly in the bottom left hand corner of the page every time I click on an article?

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    • Mademoiselle

      Thanks for the info

  • you know what the funny thing is? i highly doubt that white people would be angry and appalled at things like this. they rarely seem to scold people for being racist… unless of course a minority is in the room.lol

  • Nadell

    Just because this country is ‘post-slavery’ by all means does not mean we are ‘post racial’! I wish folks would stop saying and thinking that we are. This country remains consciously & unconsciously racist. Yes we have progressed….We may no longer see the strange fruit hanging from trees (although I’m sure in some remote, unknown towns communities are still enduring this) or ‘for colored only’ signs but there are of course other forms of racism that aren’t so outwardly evident.