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NYC School Administrator Explains How Segregation Lives On

By Victor Trammell

Racial segregation in U.S. public school systems was an ugly injustice performed by Jim Crow architects who placed a permanent stain on the historical image of this nation.

One would think that after the passage of various federal bills, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that America has tried to take a step in the right direction toward solidifying a fair society based on so-called “progressive” American values, which reflect what has been coined in the Obama era as a “post-racial America.”

But a very recent article written by Amy Piller for Vox.com shows that America is revitalizing old tactics of racially-motivated educational segreation in a new way.  Piller is a New York City school administrator that has seen the enforcement of institutionalized racism that still exists in our education system to this very day.

“The doors opened to our homemade banners and smiling faces. It was the first day of school ever for the Urban Assembly Unison Middle School in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn,” Piller wrote in her February 16th blog post.

“It was my first day ever as a leader in the school I co-founded. I was 27 years old,” she continued. Examples of racial segregation in U.S. public school systems across America is sprouting up in states all over the country nowadays.

According to an infographic shown on Piller’s article, racial segregation in public schools is occurring in school districts across the nation at levels that haven’t been seen since 1968.

Apparently, New York City (which is the so-called biggest “melting pot” in America) is one of the biggest perpetrators of school segregation in the public education system. Piller went on to quote former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg in her article about this very sobering issue.

“Tens of thousands of students- across all grade levels, throughout five boroughs, including both our most accomplished students and those who have struggled – €”are thriving today in schools that didn’t exist in 2002,” Bloomberg was quoted as saying in 2009.

“These new schools give families more choices and create competition that makes all schools better,” he continued. Black homeschooling is on the rise in America and it is a very useful weapon against the public onslaught against our people in the traditional education setting when it’s done the right way.

For more information and a step by step guide on how to transition your children and family to homeschooling, visit: TheBlackHomeSchoolGuide.com.

Source: http://www.vox.com/2016/2/16/10980856/new-york-city-schools-segregation

 

 

 

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