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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Larrelye
Maybe it is single-parent households, or maybe it is transportation, or maybe it is standardized testing, poverty, I don't know, but it looks like they want more white kids and less black kids in that school to fix their problem.
The case in question refers to a 1968 court decision that, in an effort to maintain desegregated schools, prohibits white students from leaving schools if their departure could cause the school to be considered "all-Negro."
But the court's effort to cultivate and protect fairness may now be yielding the opposite effect, some say, as a number have called the issue "reverse-racism" and discrimination.
"We agree that it is, but unfortunately we're bound by federal law and we have to [adhere] to those standards," Richland Parish School Board President Kevin Epinette told WNYC. He adds that the decision affects between 45 and 55 students at the
Epinette told WNYC that the Justice Department visited the district in the spring and will send an official report with suggestions on how to "be able to get out from under these de-seg orders," but the process could take months.