Skip to comments.Segregation is making a comeback in U.S. schools.
Posted on 05/15/2014 4:55:51 AM PDT by MNDude
In New York, California and Texas, more than half of Latino students are enrolled in schools that are 90 percent minority or more, the report found. In New York, Illinois, Maryland and Michigan, more than half of black students attend schools where 90 percent or more are minority.
Project co-director Gary Orfield, author of the "Brown at 60" report, said the changes are troubling because they show some minority students receive poorer educations than white students and Asian students, who tend to be in middle-class schools. The report urged, among other things, deeper research into housing segregation, which is a "fundamental cause of separate-and-unequal schooling."
Although segregation is more prevalent in central cities of the largest metropolitan areas, it's also in the suburbs. "Neighborhood schools, when we go back to them, as we have, produce middle-class schools for whites and Asians and segregated high-poverty schools for blacks and Latinos," Orfield said.
Housing discrimination - stopping or discouraging minorities from moving to majority-white areas - also plays a role in school segregation and "that's been a harder nut to crack," said Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which argued the Brown case in front of the Supreme Court.
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Segregation is a government policy that forcibly separates races that would normally intermix. When races are separated because of voluntary housing patterns it is called life.
I’ve known several white people who moved to a new school district from houses they sold at a loss. Their children were being assaulted by blacks, sometimes daily. One, has a son who is not only white but a genius. The boy had to be escorted by a teacher to and from the bus stop and had to sit near the driver to prevent attacks. The son recently graduated top of his class in a much larger but primarily white school.
I pity parents who have to deal with today’s schools.
Segregation is great, look at what it has done for Detroit, Atlanta and other cities with such heavy black populations and leaders. Guess that is the best place for them.
The segregation is the result of the urban colonization by a black subculture that chose to live in isolation from America
Where’s the “Not This S**t Again!?” guy?
I do not believe this for a minute, people live where they want to live as long as they can afford it. I live in a small town where there are no black people. If I wanted to sell my house, I'd sell to whomever had the green backs and I believe that almost any seller would do the same.
Just another way of playing the race card - it never ends.
Segregation exists because blacks and Latinos purposely choose to live in areas where they will be in the majority. It doesn't matter how bad the crime rate is or that the schools there are just pit stops on the way to jail. Blacks and Latinos will choose 95%+ of the time to live near others of their race.
I have tried to talk sense to many of these people and they wont listen. There are apartment complexes in the suburbs that would put their kids in some of the best schools in the county, but they are not interested, and will only look for areas to live that are basically war zones.
Stop screwing, drinking, drugging, and thugging. Get some strong black men teaching and get the little maggots to sit down, shut up and learn. It's not their color it their damned victim mentality. They are victims of themselves. God as my witness I am not sure how much more of this BS I can stand.
It is natural for people to want to be with people who are like them.
I’ve got a bunch of black friends. They are just like me (that is, like the majority culture in this country). Same culture, same goals, same behavior. They are just people with dark skin.
Then there are inner city blacks who refuse to be like me. They don’t speak English, they are unprovokedly violent, they do not honor hard work (or life for that matter). They are a separate inferior culture that destroys whatever it contacts.
I will NEVER live close by to those of the inner city culture. They have made themselves enemies to my way of life, why would I want to be near them?
And so the whites and asians flee the cities to the freedom of the surburbs, leaving the inner city culture to rot the cities from the heart. And then the blacks complain about having unequal schools etc. Well when you chase the best and brightest away, you get stuck with whatever’s left.
Thanks God we are still free enough to move. Else our only option would be to start shooting and not stop until that enemy culture is no more.
What about Section 8? That's really not a voluntary pattern. Some [I'll take the familiar Democrat pundit unsubstantiated claim tack here] say that Section 8 housing is an intentional government plan to move the 'unfortunate' out of public housing directly into our midst.
A friend recently called me a racist. I responded that was an interesting argument from a liberal who lives in a Lilly white, gated community.
“90 percent minority or more”
That word they keep using...
Cultural assimilation would be the end of “racism”.
Funny how Asians, a minority in this country, do as well or better than their peers in school. Many colleges now deliberately discriminate against Asian students because there are "too many" of them for the social engineer types.
I wonder if family culture has anything to do with it? Blacks would likely have done as well if the Government hadn't stepped in and "helped" them and thus psychologically crippled them into a permanent dependency class. Now having broken Humpty Dumpty, how can a dependency culture be made whole again?
There is a trend here in CA where developers must build a percentage of low income housing into their proposed developement areas. You can’t get permits to build a nice gated community without including low income housing in or near it.
Back then it was just turning from a black working class neighborhood, where people not only owned their homes, but took care of them. That was the WWII generation. Now it just ghetto.
BTW even 20 years ago the cops would not come into the apartment buildings. You had to go out to them. We are talking apartment building that maybe only have 3 units as they were old converted houses.
But that is the way the blacks want to live, but quit blaming me.
” The report urged, among other things, deeper research into housing segregation, which is a “fundamental cause of separate-and-unequal schooling.””
Let’s conduct an experiment in New York City where progressives believe these studies. Forcibly redistribute people to ensure a racial balance and income distribution reflective of the city in every apartment building and housing project in the city. Move families from Motts Haven and Hunts Point in the Bronx over to 740 Park Avenue and force the dislocated billionaires and millionaires to move over to the apartments in the Bronx. White progressive billionaires can live in luxurious apartments, or decayed multifamily buildings, side by side with minority fourth generation welfare recipients.
Likewise redistribute the children around the city schools including private schools to achieve racial balance and ensure the income distribution is reflective of the city as a whole.
To make the great experiment a success, let the academics at Harvard and Yale determine what a living wage should be in in the city. Forcibly take the wealth of the rich and redistribute it to the lower classes so they have a living wage. At the same time prohibit the billionaires and millionaires from spending more than the living wage on food, clothing, shelter and discretionary items. Let Paul Krugman select a panel of academics and thinkers to work with him to make all of the arbitrary relocation and income redistribution decisions so we can be sure the experiment is conducted properly and fairly.
Run the largest progressive social experiment in history for five years and measure what happens. I should be enlightening for the participants and the observers.
the changes are troubling because they show some minority students receive poorer educations than white students and Asian students, who tend to be in middle-class schools.
That is not true: they get the same education opportunities as others: they are simply less prone to take advantage of it: there is not a difference in curriculum or any other “opportunity”.