The party of slavery and Jim Crow showed its true colors recently at a town hall style meeting regarding a proposed plan for de-segregating New York City’s public schools.
“You’re talking about an 11-year-old, you worked your butt off and you didn’t get that, what you needed or wanted,” said one angry white parent. “You’re telling them that you’re not going to go to a school that’s going to educate them the same way you’ve been educated. Life sucks!”
New York City – one of the most “progressive” cities on earth, to be sure – has one of the most segregated school systems in America.
Now, wealthy mostly-white residents living in the Upper West Side of Manhattan are working to quash a plan put forth by the New York City School District’s superintendent that would dedicate one quarter of the seats in those schools to students who are at least a grade-level behind in testing on math and english.
The plan would also change the racial makeup of the schools in Manhattan to be “more reflective of New York City’s diverse demographics.” […]
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