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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 11:28 PM
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Nat Hentoff: Segregation 2010: Bloomberg's Schools
Engaged last year in buying another vainglorious term, Michael Bloomberg told black voters at a Bronx church (Daily News, September 10) that he had reversed predecessors who gave "white" schools more money than "minority" schools. (The city's school system is 30.9 percent black, 39.7 percent Latino, 14.4 percent Asian, and 14.5 percent white.)

But when he talks about white and minority schools, there's a word that the Education Mayor carefully avoids: "segregation."

Throughout the country, in big city schools and smaller ones, as Professor Gary Orfieldlong a dauntless integrationisthas reported at the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, there are more segregated public schools today than there were in 1954the time of the landmark decision Brown v. Board of Education.

What we have now is not de jure (by law) segregation, but de facto (actual) segregation, propelled by residential segregation and post-Brown white flight to private and suburban schools.

Village Voice
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:30 AM
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1. Whites are 44.1% of the population but make up 14.5% of the school system?
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 05:32 AM by Smarmie Doofus
Sounds like the system has more profound problems than even Mr. Hentoff has uncovered. Bloomberg and Klein's silly shell games pale in comparison.

Don't white people have children? If so... where do they go to school?

>>>>> * White Americans made up 44.1% of New York City's population; of which 35.1% were non-Hispanic whites.
* Italian : 8.7%
* Irish : 5.3%
* German : 3.2%
* Russian : 3.0%
* Polish : 2.7%
* English : 1.6%
* Greek : 1.0%

* Blacks or African Americans made up 25.2% of New York City's population;of which 23.7% were non-Hispanic blacks.
* Asian Americans made up 11.6% of the city's population
* American Indians made up 0.4% of the city's population; of which 0.2% were non-Hispanic.
* Pacific Islander Americans made up less than 0.1% of the city's population.>>>>>>>
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