This article made me reach for my calendar to make sure we really are living in 2012 and not 1962. The graduating class of 1973 from a Louisiana high school finally decided this year not to have two separate reunions for whites and blacks — but then decided to have a whites-only reception afterward anyway.
For nearly 40 years, graduates from the St. Martinville, La., Senior High School Class of 1973 have been holding racially segregated class reunions.
But this year, ABC affiliate KATC reports that the graduates decided to change that tradition, making the reunion a non-segregated affair.
However, a letter announcing the change included an after party for “white graduates only.” …According to reports, a reception is going to be held at the school at the end of September, followed by the homecoming football game. The letter notes that “all graduates are welcome to attend” those events.
After the game, however, “white graduates only” have been invited to gather at a classmate’s home. Invitees are encouraged to bring a “food dish to share.”
Oh goody, a racism potluck.