23 May 2014

Turns out schools are still segregated in America


It's been 60 years since the Brown v. Board of Education case which led to a unanimous Supreme Court decision that stated “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” However, believe it or not, schools are still segregated in America, as the quality of education varies by socioeconomic status and 'race'.

If you want proof, just look at the difference in funding of schools in different neighbourhoods, the privatization of schools (which cater to rich, white folks), and the rise of charter schools (which can be discriminatory in their enrolment process).

But don't take my word for it. Watch this clip from The Young Turks for a deeper breakdown of this institutional racism:

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