FULTON, MISSISSIPPI: THE NASTIEST TOWN IN AMERICA

"I want the parents and students who planned the cruel hoax to be shamed around the world." (Grandmère Mimi)

Back on the thirteenth of March I posted AN ARTICLE on Constance McMillen, a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton MS. She wanted to take her girlfriend to her high school prom and she wanted to wear a tuxedo whilst doing so. Of course, her wishes were met with the usual redneck bigotry which evolved into the ludicrous situation of the school authorities cancelling the prom altogether rather than allowing Constance and her dance partner the opportunity to be themselves at a bog standard, very ordinary event, enjoyed by thousands of kids, without any hassle, every year in the US and many other countries, as well.

That was enough to show the town of Fulton up as a place where evolution has gone into reverse and where the local inhabitants are rapidly breeding themselves back to an amoebic level of intelligence and self awareness. But that was not enough for these knuckle dragging sickos. They were, in fact, to descend to a level of such evil crassness, that were their actions the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster, reviewers would decry the storyline as "far fetched."

From THE ADVOCATE:

McMillen tells The Advocate that a parent-organized prom happened behind her back — she and her date were sent to a Friday night event at a country club in Fulton, Miss., that attracted only five other students. Her school principal and teachers served as chaperones, but clearly there wasn't much to keep an eye on.


"They had two proms and I was only invited to one of them," McMillen says. 


"The one that I went to had seven people there, and everyone went to the other one I wasn’t invited to."


Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the country club event,


McMillen recalls. "They had the time of their lives," McMillen says. "That's the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn't have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom]."


Itawamba students even went so far as to set up a public Facebook page called “CONSTANCE QUIT YER CRYING” to celebrate their “victory.” But this has backfired, somewhat, as The Facebook page has now become, in effect, a public shaming post for the people of Fulton.

COMMENT: If something like this had happened to me I would have taken one look at the near empty room, realised what was happening and would have immediately run away in floods of tears. Constance stayed and more than that. She turned the worst night of her young life so far into, probably, the best night two other oppressed kids had ever had in their lives. And just the thought of such selflessness and innate goodness had me blubbing like a girlie at seven o'clock this morning.

Of course, Constance is our

BRICK OF THE DAY

But that's hardly enough. In a half decent world she would be the next recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She certainly deserves it a lot more than President Obama, as I am sure he would admit himself.

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FULTON, MISSISSIPPI: THE NASTIEST TOWN IN AMERICA — 12 Comments

  1. she’s hot, too.

    shame on her school and the other students and parents. I seriously feel like writing them a letter to tell them what complete arseholes they are.

  2. Ezekiel 16:49-50:
    Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me.

    Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 1:194-195:
    Now, about this time the Sodomites, overwhelmingly proud of their numbers and the extent of their wealth, showed themselves insolent to men and impious to the divinity, insomuch that they no more remembered the benefits that they had received from him, hated foreigners and avoided any contact with others. Indignant at this conduct, God accordingly resolved to chastise them for their arrogance, and not only to uproot their city, but to blast their land so completely that it should yield neither plant nor fruit whatsoever from that time forward.

    Fulton, Mississippi: the true modern Sodom.

  3. I believe her unbreakable spirit, and genuine kindhearted remarks and empathy, are the best FUCK YOU she could have given her ignorant town.

  4. Unfortunately ‘Sodom’ in whatever spelling is not a word used much in modern Americanese.

    Fulton is also poor, poor even for Mississippi. However that does not excuse this behavior.

    Constance from what she has said seems to have known that something like this was going down and yet rather than avoiding chose to call them on it which does show courage. I wonder if the same is true for the other students or whether one or two of them deliberately chose to go to the fake prom rather than the real one. I wonder if other students were also not invited to the real prom and chose to skip both. I wonder if any preacher in that county will preach on this this coming Sunday considering that most congregations of any size had someone in on this. Tupelo some 25 miles away in the next county possibly will (one UU church, one Episcopalian).

  5. Now durn it, MP, we in Texas NEED Mississippi; if it weren’t for them, Texas would be dead last in just about every measure of a state providing services to those in need. ‘Course, if that happened, we’d be proud of our “fiscal responsibility.” Sigh.

  6. Doorman-Priest, do you have to sign up to become a fan of their hideous Facebook site to leave a message?? I don’t want to do that, but I can’t see any other way.