Analysis Of Prom Night In Mississippi

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At the beginning of Prom Night in Mississippi, I was absolutely baffled and shocked by all the rules and lies, used to separate both races in Charleston, Mississippi. Certain lies and rules such as, whites suspecting that all blacks behold a gun; both races should not be seen hanging out together etc. For example in the documentary a white and black girl assimilated in a conflict, where the white girl claimed that the black girl had a gun and had intentions to use it against her. Or Jessica, a white student, being punished by her stepfather for having a black friend. In 1992, Morgan Freeman, a famous actor from Charleston, Mississippi, arrived to Charleston high school where he offered to pay all the expenses for an integrated prom, but his …show more content…
Although, the mother of one of the white students said that she thinks that if they do have this integrated prom that they’d be re-writing history and that it would be an event they’d never forget. There’re black parents that a worried about their children going into the “white neighbourhood” not because they dislike white people but because they fear that their child’s life might be at risk. For example, Jeremy’s father had no problem with his son dating a white girl but, yet he’s scared that if his son was to go visit Heather, Jeremy’s girlfriend, that his son may not come back home. In my opinion I’d hate to take over the job as a principal, considering you have to make difficult decisions that need to please the students, parents, teachers and after all that get it approved by the school …show more content…
This is mostly due to their parents, for if they were to oppose of what their parents say they’d be in serious trouble. A lot of the students believed that prom is a time to have fun with your friends not another opportunity to continue discrimination. The students were predicting that the “white only” prom would be boring considering they had friends from both races and that at the “white only” prom there would be no dancing and it would be more of a sit down thing which it

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