New York Times: Philadelphia Officials Vote to Close 23 Schools
Anyone reading the headline above knows that the doomed schools are full of black and/or Hispanic students. Reading the article is completely unnecessary. Black/Hispanic students and their families refuse to cooperate with the process of education, “good” students and their families leave the school and the district, funding falls, etc. This is usual outcome when a school district becomes majority black. Journalists are not permitted to be so blunt and honest, but I am just a blogger.
The New York Times only mentions race in the last two paragraphs of the article.
Some community groups accuse school-closing programs of discriminating against black and Hispanic students, who represent the majority in many urban schools.
In January, activists representing six cities including Philadelphia filed a civil-rights complaint with the United States Education Department, which said it would investigate the complaints in Philadelphia, Detroit and Newark, N.J.
“Some community groups” is the nice way of saying people of color and other white liberals. This is not a civil rights issue; the cities in the complaints are simply addressing reality.
This is my favorite paragraph from the article:
Opponents have argued that children should not be forced to attend schools in unfamiliar neighborhoods where they might be victimized as outsiders, and that academic improvements shown by some schools would be jeopardized by the upheaval.
I like this paragraph because it openly admits that Black and/or Hispanic students are dangerously and primitively territorial. It also admits that those students are so academically dull that they would lower the average scores of any school they attend. This paragraph appeared early in the article (before race/ethnicity was mentioned), but we know whose “children” are being discussed.
I went to a school with students from many neighborhoods and counties. We did not have even one “neighborhood” fight. Not one. No student hit another student for living in a different zip code. Behavior like that is so stupid and primordial, and students with that mindset are already destined for a life of violent crime.