Black People : School Diversity Under Siege

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Separate still isn't equal.
    Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by OtherWords

    by Marian Wright Edelman

    The South has made more progress in providing children the opportunity to
    attend desegregated schools. Now, sadly, it's also the region where re-
    segregation is growing fastest.

    When the Supreme Court issued its pivotal Brown v. Board of Education
    ruling in 1954, the percentage of black children in the South attending
    majority-white schools was just 0.001 percent, or one in 100,000. Six years
    later, that number had grown to one in 1,000. Integration continued to grow
    until at its apex, 43.5 percent of African-American kids attended majority-
    white schools in 1988. Since then the number has steadily fallen. It was down
    to 27 percent by 2005.

    This isn't just happening in the South. In June 2007, when the Supreme Court
    assaulted both the spirit and intent of Brown v. Board by ruling that
    desegregation plans that assign students to schools on the basis of race are
    unconstitutional, the lead case in that decision involved opponents of a
    program in Seattle. Resistance to programs designed to provide more
    integrated schools--even in "progressive" communities that had voluntarily
    desegregated--is mounting in every section of the country.

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    we still don't get it!!!

    We won't get hot about the removal of Black studies, cause if they do it in one state they darn sure will pull it in another by virtue of our collective complacency

    we don't think collectively about charter schools but ener lotteries to be individualistic and beat our brother and sister out of getting their children , you know , like 2 thousand into 80 slots, like what is happening now in Harlem.

    we wont even get hot, demonstrate protest or boycott about the school closings across the nation,

    but the real sad thing is that we do not have a national Black education organization to foster collective funds into our own community paid for charter schools, that El Hajj Malik Shhabbazz mentioned back in 63.

    So lets be clear after 400 years we are stil expecting a system that gets a nut off of dawging the entire Black family, to be "nice", that kinda seems far from logic especially after they have given all of the money to corporate criminals and left pennies for education,
    even of their own
     
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    education has to become a hot issue amongst parents, as it was during the days of the Ocean Hill Brownsville community action, in the 60s
     
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    You are 100% right, when will it be seen as a heavy issue , when southren
    segregation have taken back over and controling the way they see fit .
    Then we ready to see the horse running after it's gone from the stable.
     
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