The left will never stop, NYC activists are up in arms about a Department of Education plan to fix alleged socioeconomic and racial “segregation”.
The plan claims that blacks and Hispanics make up 70% of overall students in NYC and that for a school to be “racially representative” it must have somewhere between 50 and 90% black and Hispanic students.
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NYC council members Brad Lander and Ritchie Torres call it a “serious start to a decades-overdue effort” but were upset that the plan did not use the words “integration” and “segregation”, they opined:
“We are sorry to see that the plan does not use the words ‘segregation’ and ‘integration’, but instead sticks to the more anodyne ‘diversity’ . . . We will not break the cycle of segregation if we cannot even name it.”
Jill Bloomberg, the principal of Park Slope Collegiate School, also called out the Department of Education for not using the word “segregation.”
“Integration is a policy specifically designed to fight racist inequity,” said Bloomberg. “The goal should not be to add diversity as another benefit for a select group of students. Our goal should be to create schools so there is no school in the system that parents wouldn’t want to send their kids to.”