No need to explain this latest installment of Real Racism; it is pretty self-evident
From John Gregory’s article for ABC-TV Los Angeles:
Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body.
The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent.
In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years.
The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s.
Wonderful. Laws that were enacted 40 years ago to prevent racial injustice being used today to further…racial injustice.
I certainly can see why the parents of children whose schools will now be less funded are outraged.
And who do you think the object of this outrage might be? Just possibly groups to whom the funding is being handed to?
“You’re White? Sorry, bub. You get less funding.” Too bad you’re not a minority, that’s where the money is going”. What a great concept to promote harmonious race relations.
And what about the minority families whose children are in schools getting the extra funding? Don’t be so sure they’re happy to get money this way.
I wonder how many of them think about what it means when Los Angeles says “Oh, you’re a minority? You must need more funds for education than White people.” What does that say about how Los Angeles views their children’s capabilities – and their own as well, since they’re minorities too?
Real Racism. It comes in all forms from all sources. No group is immune to it or from it. Certainly not (presumably) well meaning social engineers, who think the way to fight racism is to create more of it.