Bobert...Yes, I make mistakes. To answer your question about the prom thing...the white kids should do as they please. They do where I live. The rest will make do, they always have.
Big Mick...I am impressed with your imaginary circle of friends. In dreams you can aspire to whatever lofty plane you wish to ascend to. Ah, the freedom of the human mind. I'm sure with all the free time on your hands you read a lot of social columns. Do you collect clippings? I still hope you get someone to debate you even though you appear somewhat ill-equipped and lacking in certain graces required to maintain your composure. The barricades? I don't bring "lunch"...I have it served. Be careful not to give yourself away.
katlaughing...people respond to be heard. They are afraid of being lost underfoot if they are quiet. You are probably the most observant and astute of the muddled lot.