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Why I Hate Georgia IV

Yeah, I kinda figured I was in a different world when a white classmate of mine called a black girl a "nigger" in front of everybody, reducing her to tears, and he never suffered any repercussions. And this was back in 1995, not exactly the Dark Ages, for the rest of us anyways. But that was Athens, a college town, home of the University of Georgia Bull Dawgs, so it's just slightly less cosmopolitan than 'Lana. In Billyland, however, it gets a lot worse:

ASHBURN, Georgia (CNN) -- 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.

"Whites always come to this one and blacks always go to this one," said Lacey Adkinson, a 14-year-old freshman at the school of 455 students -- 55 percent black, 43 percent white.