The new thing that lefties are getting all outraged by is a mythical phenomenon known as “School Resegregation”.
Did George Wallace come back from the dead? Are there colored water fountains again? Are black kids being prevented from going to schools in their districts?
No, no and no.
Segregation was a government policy. There is no government policy to segregate children. Resegregation is a myth like the jackalope. It refers to the fact that there are minority areas. That’s why the most “segregated” schools are in New York City
Not exactly Old Dominion.
What liberals are calling school resegregation is really geographical divisions that they want to “fix” with school busing. School busing is ridiculous and wrong. It’s pointlessly abusive to children who get used as racial counters in a political game.
Busing does not help children of any race. It wastes time, energy and money that could better be applied to educating children. It makes liberals feel self-righteous while solving nothing.
Black parents do not actually want busing. What they want is to fix up existing schools. They are not interested in diversity for the sake of diversity. They want to repair buildings and hire more teachers.
Even Michelle Obama’s race speech conceded that, “Now, our laws may no longer separate us based on our skin color, but nothing in the Constitution says we have to eat together in the lunchroom, or live together in the same neighborhoods.”
Not that Obama Inc. hasn’t been trying.
But the problem isn’t segregation. It’s not discrimination. Often more money is spent on schools in minority areas than otherwise, even though the property taxes aren’t there. The recent New Yorker story on the problems that Cory Booker faced trying to reform Newark schools is telling. Do any of the liberals beating the drums over ‘resegregation’ imagine that shipping white students to them would solve anything?
The problem isn’t diversity. It’s education.