Saturday, April 17, 2010

Happy Black Spring Break

According to WLOX, organizers of Black Spring Break are expecting approximately 3,000 people coming to Mississippi's Gulf Coast this weekend. Prior to moving to Mississippi, I had never heard of Black Spring Break. I guess I always assumed that Spring Break was for everyone and that segregated celebrations seemed a bit old-fashioned. And yet, the puzzling emphasis on the adequacy of law enforcement in the brief WLOX article tells me that the needs of Black students just may be different in this part of the country than in other regions.

To those celebrating Spring Break, Black or otherwise, have fun and be safe.

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