Saturday, December 02, 2006

Seattle's Racist School Administrators

The Supreme Court will soon be hearing a case regarding Seattle's race-based admissions plans for its public schools.

Seattle's school district has some rather disturbing ideas regarding race. As George Will describes: "Until June, the school district's Web site declared that 'cultural racism' includes 'emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology,' 'having a future time orientation' (planning ahead) and 'defining one form of English as standard.' The site also asserted that only whites can be racists, and disparaged assimilation as the 'giving up' of one's culture...the district's intention is to avoid 'unsuccessful concepts such as a melting pot or colorblind mentality.'"

It will be interesting to see whether the Supreme Court allows Seattle to continue to assign children to schools based on the color of their skin.


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