• pisher

    This was the point of desegregation. That ‘Separate but equal’ was a contradiction in terms, and black schools never got a fair shake. But all these years later, defacto segregation remains a thing, even though legal segregation is toast. So maybe the next frontier is to attack inequality, as opposed to separation. Easy to say…….

    • embo66

      Except that “defacto” segregation is still the result of mostly deliberate housing, banking, zoning, and other policies. And in terms of our cities, at least, segregation today is now actually worse than it was in the 1950s and 60s.

      Recent studies and new reviews of older studies have shown that, once the population of any given school becomes 25-30% white, disadvantaged students almost magically begin to do better in school, while white students (at the least) do no worse. That’s because that small but critical mass of white students changes everything: funding levels, teacher quality, student expectations, parental involvement, you name it.

      Aiming for economic integration would accomplish essentially the same thing, since school policy and school funding in this country is driven by housing policy.

      But that dream also pretty much died by 1980.

  • mjk1093

    Yes, but I assume that gigantic outlier black dot is the City of Philadelphia, which alone probably has more black students than the rest of the black districts in the state put together. An admirable desire to argue against unfair school funding does not excuse shoddy analysis.

    • Vonus

      Right, 500 districts isn’t a sufficient sample. And the climate change data is a hoax, and supply side economics works. When you don’t agree with the facts, pretend they don’t exist. Good Republican.

      • mjk1093

        Read my history, I am no Republican. Philly is as big as the rest of those districts put together. We don’t get anywhere by distorting facts like the other side does.

  • Vonus

    And all this time us good white Christians were convinced that the Negroes were stealing from us. Oh well, we will continue to think that, change nothing, and pat ourselves on the back for allowing black folk to vote (sometimes) and for not having our police shoot them on sight (sometimes).

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