HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Banned From Prom For Ankl...

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 12:51 PM

Banned From Prom For Ankle-Baring Dress

....this years prom was special for Amari Williams. In fact, she skipped her junior prom to make her final year all the more special. Williams, who attends Carencro High School in Lafayette, Louisiana, worked hard to save up enough money get a custom made dress for the special night. However, despite receiving approval for the design ahead of time from principal Mary Qualey, she was turned away at the door....
... I asked [principal Qualey] what was going on, [the dress] was approved months ago and she OKd it. She told me, Ive seen a lot of pictures. We just kind of stood around, and my daughter was in tears, she said....
...But then I brought it to her attention that some of the rules in the dress-code policy also state that midriffs, high splits, or low back dresses arent allowed. As Id been standing there, I saw shed been allowing all those types of dresses into prom, but here she denies my daughter, and shes dressed appropriately, not showing any skin or anything inappropriate at all. Her response to me was she used her own judgement.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/whats-hot/student-gets-banned-from-prom-for-ankle-baring-dress/ar-BBzmB4J?li=BBnbfcL

I can't believe this is 2017.. It's shocking, and sad, and tiring, and backward... Possibly racist?

Not to mention the use of her "own judgement". Her own terrible judgement....

6 replies, 4122 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Banned From Prom For Ankle-Baring Dress (Original post)
LakeArenal Apr 2017 OP
Girard442 Apr 2017 #1
Baconator Apr 2017 #3
CajunBlazer Apr 2017 #6
Adrahil Apr 2017 #2
CajunBlazer Apr 2017 #4
TheBlackAdder Apr 2017 #5

Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 01:07 PM

1. One wonders if there are pictures of other girls.

I'd like to see what was allowed and what was disallowed. I have a hunch that the standards weren't applied consistently.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Girard442 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 01:16 PM

3. It's prom...

There has to be a million pictures...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 01:14 PM

2. The words "capricious and arbitrary" come to mind.

 

Sue the FUCK out of them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 01:20 PM

4. This is really strange to me on a number of levels

The first is that my father was the Principle of Canencro High School many years ago. Seeing that school and its principle in an article presented on DU comes as a bit of a shock.

The second, Lafayette is the heart of Cajun country in Louisiana. While I haven't made Louisiana my home in many years, I was born, reared and went to college in Lafayette and that part of Cajun Louisiana (no contrary to popular believe the entire state isn't Cajun) was never particularly known for it prudishness. Now if this incident had occurred in any number of small towns in Northern Louisiana where most people are not any different from those populating rural areas in the states of Mississippi or Alabama, I wouldn't thought it was odd at all.

Cajuns are are normally tolerant people. Then again, the principle is named Qualey and the School System chief administrative officer is named Craig (not Cajun family names) so maybe they are transplants from elsewhere in the prudish South. My father damn sure wouldn't have kept the girl from attending the prom in that dress.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 01:23 PM

5. Perhaps a teacher-chaperone or even the principle has a significant other with an ankle fetish :-0

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread