posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 06:19 PM
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Originally posted by AshleyD
These kids are being denied access to different schools based on race.
Now, if it was simply a district issue or what not then too bad. But they are clearly being excluded due to the color of their skin.
Repeat after me: that is racism. Lol
It's not racism...the law is written and applied evenly across all races.
For it to be racist...the law would have to single out one race...and it does not.
You are correct it is not racism as that implies the belief that one race(s) have an inherent superiority or inferiority to the others. I know you
can make the issue seem like it by using your script but let's lay off it for a while shall we?
What this law is...is discriminatory
as it penalizes or rewards an individual based on his or her race. One could certainly argue that being
forced to attend a school that is failing to provide an adequate education because of one's race is indeed a negative consequence with long term
implications on a child’s future. Discrimination on the basis of race is illegal in the US.
The wording of the law was carefully chosen by the legislators to ensure that society doesn't appear to be segregated either bay law or - gasp even by
individual choice. It’s a feel good law that changes nothing but appearances. See if they take away individual choice, which is a violation of a
person’s rights to life liberty and pursuit of happiness. If a parent doesn’t like the quality location or tone of their child’s assigned
school is it a negative impact on their quality of life? What about the child – what if they can’t get into being a minority? The purpose of the
law is simply so they can claim society is changing and desegregation is making people think differently.
We all know it isn't changing. It is getting worse in fact or would you argue that too in opposition to your own claims that things are getting worse
regarding race relations?
The intent of the law is clear - to legislate the "appearance" of voluntary integration by choice or an improvement on in our society that is wholly
different than actually exists.
The "appearance" is all the legislators really want - actual results are indicative that forced integration only makes the problem worse. I think
someday liberals will realize you can't legislate or control thought. People like to associate with other people who think, look and act like they do
and that share their values. If they really had the children’s best interest in mind they would allow them to attend the school that best fits
their needs - even if that makes a school more "white" or "black" than the PC police would like. I mean it would be about what is best for the
kid’s education - that is the purpose of the department of education is it not to educate our kids? Or is it to attempt to indoctrinate them?
Seems to me it's the latter rather than the former.
I went to a school with busing. Guess what? The races are still separate they don't integrate even under force of law. All it does is take two groups
of people with different values and ideals and put them in close enough proximity to create actual conflict where there was none before other than
maybe in thought. Trading a racist thought for a racist action - whose agenda would that suit?
So if the intent of desegregation is to force integration and acceptance I think about 40 years of demonstrable failure ought to be enough for even
the most staunch of rational people to see it hasn’t worked. What is insanity? Doing the same thing and expecting a different result - sure I guess
we could throw more money at it in hopes that will make people think differently?
People are different, they seek out sameness - it is a fact of human nature no laws are going to change human nature. Even ones that are enacted with
the best of intentions.
edit on 6/8/2012 by Golf66 because: appurtenances = buttons on medals appearances is what I mean.