Sunday, May 21, 2017

More on segregation in Alabama schools

A few months ago I wrote about segregation in the Tuscaloosa school district.  Now I just read another great article about how white Birmingham, AL suburbs are conforming new school districts so they won't have to integrate with poorer, blacker students from the rest of the county.  And lest we Northerners become too complacent about this problem, the article references something I'd linked to a while ago, about a black NYC parent trying to select a school for her child.

I think the key lesson here is that, until parents in the US become more interested in improving their nation as a whole than in giving their kids unfair advantages in an immoral system, it will be damned hard to improve life across the board.

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