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Old 04-14-2018, 03:21 PM
 
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Active in what sense? Physically? Socially? Intellectually? Politically?
I would say they are more aware and willing to participate in political activities on social issues they feel impacted on. I work in a high school and yes there are the tide pod eaters, bullies etc but those types have been around in every generation. I can tell you that the top of this generation will have more impact on this country earlier than those in the last 30 years plus that I have taught.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA
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Seems like times are really changing in the ATL.

Two guys at Chattahoochee got shot down as prom kings. However, the other students are rallying to their defense.
I am sorry, this is too much! Traditionally, the Prom King and Queen are not a couple, they are separate individuals, chosen for their own merits. This is carrying PC too far! (And I am a card carrying liberal!)
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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I am sorry, this is too much! Traditionally, the Prom King and Queen are not a couple, they are separate individuals, chosen for their own merits. This is carrying PC too far! (And I am a card carrying liberal!)
It's my understanding that this was what the students voluntarily voted for, not something that was forced on them in the name of "political correctness."

Kids today are practical and they get hung up on stuff like that.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:09 PM
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I agree because the king and queen don't necessarily need to be a couple. They are voted as individuals, I believe.
My recollection is that they are rarely a couple.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I would say they are more aware and willing to participate in political activities on social issues they feel impacted on. I work in a high school and yes there are the tide pod eaters, bullies etc but those types have been around in every generation. I can tell you that the top of this generation will have more impact on this country earlier than those in the last 30 years plus that I have taught.
Sad that voter demographics in recent elections don't bear this out.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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My recollection is that they are rarely a couple.
When I was Prom Queen (well, of course I was), the King was our second string quarterback. He was not my boyfriend; in fact, he came out three years later and moved to a commune in Oregon.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:58 PM
 
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Is that what they call a bro-mance?
Hahah!
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:03 AM
 
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The generation addicted to their screens? I doubt it.
That's such a generalization. I'm proud of the youth coming up towards how accepting they are. I wish I grew up in an environment like that and went to schools where being gay is starting to be seen as okay. Even racism was bad growing up. Good for those high schoolers! I get what they were trying to do.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:07 AM
 
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I donít really Iím assuming the process is this. You apply to run as prom king or queen according to gender and the school votes for the individual king or queen. If it were done in pairs I would understand, but allowing two kings to be elected instead of a king and a queen would make it unfair to the females running. Tell me Iím missing something here.
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I don't think you are. The way it sounds to me is that three females and three males are chosen, not three couples. From there a male and female are chosen as K&Q. So in theory a gay man and a lesbian could be chosen. Who gets to be queen and who gets to be king is up to them.
I don't infer that the couple chosen are necessarily a couple IRL.
I'm reading a lot of this on the forum. I always noticed that the prom king and queen were usually couples. I hardly remember seeing a prom queen/king being elected and they were not going out. The only time I remember seeing a q and k not being a couple is when the school was very diverse. Anyway too late for me to get into it. This is all my experience anyway. I just thought that most of the times they are a couple.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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I'm reading a lot of this on the forum. I always noticed that the prom king and queen were usually couples. I hardly remember seeing a prom queen/king being elected and they were not going out. The only time I remember seeing a q and k not being a couple is when the school was very diverse. Anyway too late for me to get into it. This is all my experience anyway. I just thought that most of the times they are a couple.
Thatís not what Iíve experienced in high school. Either way, I donít really think the majority of students are really mad about this, Iím sure itís just a loud minority. The rules for being elected were clear from the beginning and I just donít see an issue with 1 king and 1 queen.
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