It's sad that this still happens. We saw a lot of this sort
of thing when we lived in Alabama. Our hispanic daughter
wasn't 'white' enough for some folks. These people would
go to church on Sunday (and Wednesday) and preach at
the world about heaven and hell, but they wouldn't let
their children play with other children who had skin that wasn't
as white as theirs. So very sad.
I agree with the law that parents can switch their children's schools
for what ever reason they want to. That's a parents right. But it's
still sad that they use that law to aid in their bigotry indoctrination
of their children.
Nebraska Fears Segregation in Schools
By SCOTT BAUER
The Associated Press
Friday, February 18, 2005
LINCOLN, Neb. - Dick Eisenhauer is tired of watching white families
take their children out of the schools in his Nebraska district and
enroll them in smaller, outlying ones where there are virtually no poor
or Hispanic students.
Like many of Nebraska's school systems, the Lexington district where
Eisenhauer is superintendent has seen an influx of Hispanics, largely
because of jobs at the meatpacking plants, and an accompanying
exodus of white students to public elementary schools just outside town.
And there is nothing Eisenhauer can do about it. Nebraska law allows
students to switch schools without giving a reason.
"It bothers you when people come into your town and make
comments like `You've got lots of Mexican kids,' Eisenhauer said.
"I feel distressed if they would opt out for that reason."
[edit on 2/21/2005 by FlyersFan]