Supreme Court ruling could affect Con...

Supreme Court ruling could affect Connecticut education law

There are 5 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 28, 2007, titled Supreme Court ruling could affect Connecticut education law. In it, Newsday reports that:

A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling could affect a decades-old Connecticut law requiring individual schools to reflect the demographics of their communities, state officials said Thursday.

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TJ from Iowa

New Bedford, MA

#1 Jun 29, 2007
Its a shame that more than twice as many blacks are unemployed compared to whites, that the child poverty rate for blacks is more than 3 times more compared to whites, the dropout rate for blacks is 23 times larger than whites, the prison rate for blacks is 6 times larger than whites, that almost twice as many blacks have no health insurance compared to whites...and yet the the government wants to deny that race exists!! we need to start integrating schools to prevent separate society. there is a huge imbalance in society and we need to start with education....we need to be aware of these issues. some good sources ( http://www.racialwealthdivide.org ) an initiative of UFE....
Calvin Lee Jones

Hyattsville, MD

#2 Jun 29, 2007
I am in the mist of writing a book about equality in a America. It is time for another movement. We will see it real soon
undergrad student- Ohio

Falls Church, VA

#4 Jun 29, 2007
I praise this article. It is balanced, thoughtful and I'm glad to hear that some northern states do not only boast in being anti-racist, but live it out where it is critical: in the educational equality of our children and future children. Some of your neighbors in New Hampshire feel quite differently, and as a notherner myself, I was quite astounded to read something that like from them.
However, this article gives me relief and hope that the issue of racial equality is not lost on the part of White Americans, or Hispanic/Latino Americans, or African Americans. Thank you a thousand times, from a student who benefitted from a school that cared about diversity and who was helped into a fine institution because of the upperhand it gave me.
Truly pleased,
University Student from Ohio.
undergrad student- Ohio

Falls Church, VA

#5 Jun 29, 2007
Amsterdamn wrote:
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The court's decision was the correct one, and hopefully we'll see many more like it in years to come. The Connecticut law was 100% racist, and anyone who supports it is a racist.
I hope you truly do not feel this person is racist. They're only pointing out that injustices exsist at staggering rates among black and hispanic populations. The sorry state of schools in many predominantly black or hispanic districts is appaling, and most white americans would not even dream of sending their children there. Yet laws that encourage systems to do what they ought to do out of the goodness and rightness of their hearts are being torn down by the Supreme Court. You tell me if you'd allow your child to continue to go to a school where only every 3rd child gets an outdated textbook to read- not even to take home. Or if you'd allow your child to attend a school where the cieling tiles are coming down. That is the state of DC (WASHINGTON, D.C.)public schools in many cases, one case of it is one too many.

Look into your own heart, sir or madam and tell me what your comment sounds like now?
Sasha-Fairfield

Federal Way, WA

#6 Sep 7, 2013
It is 2013 and nothing has been done about the Racial Imbalance Law. As a minority student who grew up in Fairfield, I understand how well this Law works out for non-minorities. They are allowed to remain completely ignorant to the lives of people who struggle more as a result of cultural differences. Non-minorities in this state have no understanding of diversity as it is seen pretty much anywhere in America other than CT. They want to exist in their own bubble of what they consider proper and acceptable.
Getting sarcastic remarks from complacent students in honors classes everyday because I actually had to work hard to understand my lessons was a blatant display of ignorance coming from people who didn't teach their own parents to speak English. The educated students of Fairfield have all the resources they need because they are born into them, whereas the uneducated are only made that way because of laws like this one.
Still, I only feel sorry for the white people of Connecticut who grow up in these "balanced" school districts because one day they'll travel to some place that makes them feel a bit uncomfortable in their skin and their whole lives will be put into perspective.

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