WHITES ONLY?….Andrew Sullivan just spent an entire week pillorying Rick Santorum for arguing that society has a right to discriminate against gays ? and rightfully so. Why, then, does he say he would defend the right of students to hold a whites-only prom? These students aren’t just arguing, they’re doing. And it’s not against gays, a group that there is still widespread societal disagreement about, but against blacks, a group that nobody any longer doubts should be free of discrimination.

It’s not enough to be “sickened and depressed” by things like this. At some point you simply have to decide that racism is a more serious problem than a fairly minor restriction on freedom of association ? especially in any setting that’s even remotely related to a public school. Does Sullivan seriously not understand that?

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