1 hour ago
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
It's been forty years or more since schools were integrated, yet today I read in the Christian Science Monitor that a school district in Mississippi has been ordered to end policies that segregate students by race. Has the district been sucked into a time warp where it's still the 1950's?
Apparently, the district was segregating students in two ways. First, they were allowing hundreds of white students to transfer to schools in predominantly white areas. Second, their Elementary schools were creating separate classrooms for children of different races. So even though the schools weren't technically segregated, the children didn't mingle with each other.
What disturbs me about this is that the school district looked for ways to get around the laws instead of trying to find ways to heal the divide between races. If anything, schools should be trying to find ways to help children socialize with different races, not keep them apart.
It's quite disappointing.
Posted by Beverley BevenFlorez at 9:08 PM