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NEW YORK — New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday.

The report by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles looks at enrollment trends from 1989 to 2010.

In New York City, the largest school system in the U.S. with 1.1 million pupils, the study notes that many of the charter schools created over the last dozen years are among the least diverse of all, with less than 1 percent white enrollment at 73 percent of charter schools.

“To create a whole new system that’s even worse than what you’ve got really takes some effort,” said Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project and an author of the report. “In the 30 years I have been researching schools, New York state has consistently been one of the most segregated states in the nation — no Southern state comes close to New York,” Orfield said.

Other states with highly segregated schools include Illinois, Michigan and California, according to the Civil Rights Project. The report, which used U.S. Department of Education statistics, also noted increasing segregation in upstate cities including Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

Does this surprise any of ya’ll?……… Bueller? Bueller?



  1. ± says:

    Why is this a bad thing?

    • Mr. Brick (in a glass house) says:

      Answer:

      It’s a bad thing because it encourages a “class” system. And if you’re a good little liberal it’s bad when those evil rich mostly white people (who work and earn their own money) are actually allowed to spend it on State property — like their own kids!

      Those evil rich racists. (NOT!)

      We’ll just not pay attention to things like certain kids being stupid, disruptive – or being criminals! (the majority of whom are often raised by a slut who could care less beyond whatever money ‘Ol Father Government could provide). We won’t get into that whole social stigma about kids needing STRUCTURE or anything. Because if you’re a good little equalizing liberal then you already know, that’s what jails are for (and run by… take a wild guess).

      Ya. You have to work pretty hard at it to screw it up. And they’ve been working at it for at least the last 50 years.

      Just look at what we have to show for all this social progress too. Today, there’s not an orphanage in sight. Anyone joining the military is either (luckily) born into it or forced into it where they still earn next to nothing for actually risking death. We have a culture that actually encourages things like group sex — with complete strangers. And a society of drugged out complete morons who can’t put their phones down long enough to drive!

      Or haven’t you seen any of the popular television shows like American Idol? Or seen any of the overpaid white trash actors like Mylie Cyrus do some “twerking”? Or been to a kiddie web site like 4chan or reddit?!

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

        Dumb as a Brick (in a glass house) favors us with his incompetent analysis and says:
        3/27/2014 at 1:48 pm Answer:

        It’s a bad thing because it encourages a “class” system. /// “It” doesn’t encourage a class system…it is a RESULT of our class dynamics (system). You got a brick for a brain when you confuse cause and effect.

        And if you’re a good little liberal it’s bad when those evil rich mostly white people (who work and earn their own money) are actually allowed to spend it on State property — like their own kids! /// Complete failure to understand what CLASS dynamics is. Its not “bad” that whites have good schools, its bad that Blacks and other minorities segregated by Class from birth with all that more than implies===LIKE A BAD EDUCATION, don’t have the same opportunities. Society looses when people are LABELED and abused from birth on without regard to actual and potential MERIT. Note: skin tone and family wealth is not a form of actual or potential merit.

        Those evil rich racists. (NOT!) /// Exactly. In the Main, its CLASS, not racism. Close and intertwined, but distinguishable.

        We’ll just not pay attention to things like certain kids being stupid, disruptive – or being criminals! /// Hey–you’ve seen the stats: rich whites and poor blacks behavior exactly the same. RESULT: the blacks get expelled and jailed and killed at x3 times the rate of of anyone else. Why is that?

        (the majority of whom are often raised by a slut who could care less beyond whatever money ‘Ol Father Government could provide). /// Majority? I’m probably still being a racist when I demur to say you take it too far?

        We won’t get into that whole social stigma about kids needing STRUCTURE or anything. Because if you’re a good little equalizing liberal then you already know, that’s what jails are for (and run by… take a wild guess). /// What are you babbling about? I’m not aware of any such stigma. There are lots of different stigmas==like a consistent failure to express one’s self intelligently?

        Ya. You have to work pretty hard at it to screw it up. And they’ve been working at it for at least the last 50 years. /// More gibberish. Who is doing what?

        Just look at what we have to show for all this social progress too. /// Income/wealth inequality has been on the rise for the last 20-30 years. Social progress is in decline. Where ya been?

        Today, there’s not an orphanage in sight. /// Yes, a real shame. Foster care has its pros and cons.

        Anyone joining the military is either (luckily) born into it or forced into it where they still earn next to nothing for actually risking death. /// Whats your point, or do I assume too much?

        We have a culture that actually encourages things like group sex — with complete strangers. /// We do? Dates? Times? Places????

        And a society of drugged out complete morons who can’t put their phones down long enough to drive! /// I agree.

        Or haven’t you seen any of the popular television shows like American Idol? /// I see 3 seconds when channel surfing thru these….but…if you like singing or singers, seems innocent enough.

        Or seen any of the overpaid white trash actors like Mylie Cyrus do some “twerking”? //// I saw her do that…yes. And the guy do that other video with NUDE models. I guess I like the models more than I do Mylie…and twerking just looks idiotic. Again…whats your point? If you don’t like twerking…don’t do it, don’t watch it. Its called CHOICE.

        Or been to a kiddie web site like 4chan or reddit?! /// Hmmmm, I can see I am missing out a lot on what my culture offers. …. but … again….what is your point?

        Do you have a point?

        • Mr. Brick (in a glass house) says:

          You’re absolutely RIGHT! (Bet you didn’t think I’d say that. Now, did you?) I agree that it’s absolutely abhorrent and disgusting when some people are allowed to segregate others based on race, religion, national origin or even sex. So don’t go off on a tangent about shit you and I AGREE on. Okay?

          What I am saying, in a nutshell (since squirrels like you prefer it that way), is that it’s perfectly ACCEPTABLE to segregate people from those who WILL WORK from those who WON’T! And right now, we segregate with MONEY! (Although, I can see a little of your point where some people might be unfairly PAID. People like Barry Satoro aka BHO!)

          So if that makes me a racist in your world then GREAT! We all know how your world isn’t real and how anything up is down and how anything labeled racist is more likely to truly be honorable.

          Blame it on whatever you like. But your sorry ass EXCUSE that someone is economically disadvantaged in today’s day and age is pure bullshit! Because all ANYONE has to do to get a buck is MAKE AN EFFORT! Even if it’s as simple as picking up a PHONE, it requires some effort that your progressive culture just doesn’t encourage. Don’t believe it? Then go to any high school in America and see who’s willingly doing their homework!

          Let me say that again. If you want some money then get your sorry ass up and go get some!!! Of course, we would all prefer it if you did it the HONORABLE way. Although I can see why some people might NOT want to do that when considering unfair taxes and such. But then that’s the REAL problem, now isn’t it? It’s a problem of CULTURES which is only encouraged by well intentioned (cough) liberals trying to equalize things (and get more votes) – yet once again. It’s a problem created by allowing GENERATIONS of people to have been raised by the GOVERNMENT! People who now think they’re ENTITLED to a million bucks simply because they have a pulse! And we all know what wonderful work the government does, now don’t we? (HA!)

          So if I’m supposed to accept your ultra left wing values then I suppose I’m expected to encourage even more sluts to go out there and fuck! Right?! I suppose I’d then be expected to somehow pay these sluts boat loads of money “for the kids” — and their bad choices since that’s what good liberals do too. Throw more money at it. Right?! You may want to reexamine things if you’re inclined to say, no. Because all anyone has to do to do is open their eyes and see that this is how it is.

          Every time I bother to read your crap it’s as if you’re trying to get us to transform the entire government into another edition of Robin Hood! And we all know what a FAIRY TALE can do for a society of “hooman” believers. Ya! That’s the ticket. No one has to pay for it. Just listen to Bobbo who says, “money grows on trees”!

          … And that crap about merit? That’s a good one. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about when you advocate for the criminal LEFT which has HISTORICALLY PUNISHED successful people who have actually EARNED any. (Or maybe you don’t remember certain events like when Democrat Al Gore cast the deciding vote to double tax Social Security benefits – a move that later allowed Republicans to take control of Congress!)

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior history buff says:

            While totally capable of picking thru your pile of crap for the few nuggets of value you haven’t blindly obfuscated as yet, please answer this direct simple question:

            What job is a 6 year old supposed to get in order to gain a descent education and food in its belly sometime before 4pm?

            Go==========>

          • Tim says:

            ^^ excuses, excuses

            **I’ve got to go to school. My tummy is rumbly. I’m only six…

          • Tim says:

            **If you want some money then get your sorry ass up and go get some!!! Of course, we would all prefer it if you did it the HONORABLE way.

            So, how does seppaku work, these days?? Just swipe my EBT, or what?

      • Tim says:

        did somebody say derping??

        “”I’ve never encountered readings like these before…
        http://youtube.com/watch?v=k6Lb3kFwJRQ

      • Group sex with complete strangers? Clearly, I’ve been hanging out with the wrong crowd. Could you please point me in the direction of those ‘group sex with complete strangers’ people? I have a feeling you’d know all too well.

  2. Enemy_of_the_State says:

    You mean Brown v Dept of Education failed?
    Tell me it isn’t so.

  3. MWD78 says:

    so what’s the plan now? bus white students into those schools to lower their test scores so everyone is “equal”?

    • US says:

      That is what happened in many school districts. Some of those southern districts are diverse as a direct result. Not saying I agree with it, but this model has enforced diversity in schools where they do this.

      Look up Orfield’s history, he is a support of this specific model.

  4. Cephus says:

    Wait, are these schools segregated, meaning it’s done by the government, or are they self-segregating, meaning it’s done by the people in the school district? While I find it unfortunate, it’s a reality that many people do segregate themselves by skin color, they want to live in black neighborhoods or white neighborhoods or Asian neighborhoods. How do you propose to change that without forcing them to move by government mandate?

    • deegee says:

      +1

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

      General funding for education rather than mostly supplied by local property taxes.

      Pros and cons to all we do.

      • dusanmal says:

        No pros and cons. Your suggestion is yet another flavor of redistribution. Local taxes for local needs. Local rule and control. Local impact on what is done with the money, the most directly. Local consequences of bad decisions of local people. Same as in free market and evolution – good decision raise even poor areas quickly. Bad decisions have consequences. Incentive to make good decisions.
        Finally, The Constitution lists exactly the duties of Federal Govt and expressly bans it from meddling in what is not listed. Education is NOT listed as Federal Government duty. Your scheme is incompatible with current Constitution, call in when you change it first to be able even to discuss what you want as legal possibility.
        Finally, obsession with money is LOCAL too. I came from culture where it is EXPECTED from students originating in poor areas, from poor families and poor schools – to do BETTER than those from rich conditions. Not worse. Better. Because they are supposed to have more drive to do better. (In USA it is not only poverty but linked to it alienation and detachment and lack of responsibilities of those poor communities, so root cause is not so much funding but mindset which would stay the same if you redistributed…).

  5. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

    Its more about CLASS—as defined by MONEY—and the legacy of historic race discrimination that is very much with us today as this issue demonstrates.

    Just look.

    Read a book.

    • Tim says:

      This Sallinger book’s got me feelin’ kinda randy… where the white girls be??

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

        What you talkin bout Willis? Is there a new Sallinger because JD was not about white girls.

        Heh, heh. Yes….. its true.

  6. MikeN says:

    And they specify charter schools? This just happens to be the schools that the new mayor is trying to close. So calling them racist helps.

    People end up living in the whitest place they can afford, even if they are black.

  7. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

    The DUCE favors us with an actual argument and says:
    3/27/2014 at 5:08 pm

    No pros and cons. /// ALWAYS. If you can’t get 1-2-3 on both sides of the ledger….. you are…. basically either stupid or bought.

    Your suggestion is yet another flavor of redistribution. /// Yes. That is an unavoidable function/fact of the matter for any society. TOO MUCH of the labor/wealth of the USA is redistributed to the CRIMINAL RICH. Time for some balance…don’t you agree or are you that simple mindedly suicidal?…for you and your kiddies???

    Local taxes for local needs. Local rule and control. Local impact on what is done with the money, the most directly. Local consequences of bad decisions of local people. //// Yes, but education of our kiddies is MORE THAN a local issue, so in the same manner==federal/national taxes for federal/national needs. See how that works?

    Same as in free market and evolution – good decision raise even poor areas quickly. Bad decisions have consequences. Incentive to make good decisions. /// You need more than good decisions. You need appropriate support including funding by money, in kind, and donated labor (parents!). Our kiddies are our future. A national interest==NOT a local one.

    Finally, The Constitution lists exactly the duties of Federal Govt and expressly bans it from meddling in what is not listed. /// Gee Whiz, incredible stupid, naive, charading. You’ve been told this 145,349 times, yet you continue to put horse shit in your eyes. Why you do that?

    Education is NOT listed as Federal Government duty. /// General Welfare you clown all as determined by the will of the governed as mismanaged and skimmed by our elected scumbags.

    Your scheme is incompatible with current Constitution, ///wtf are you reading from? ITS ALREADY BEING DONE. The issue is the amount and the distribution.

    call in when you change it first to be able even to discuss what you want as legal possibility. /// What do you think the Federal Department of Education does?

    Finally, obsession with money is LOCAL too. I came from culture where it is EXPECTED from students originating in poor areas, from poor families and poor schools – to do BETTER than those from rich conditions. Not worse. Better. Because they are supposed to have more drive to do better. /// Magical thinking…except its not thinking at all. Just BS.

    (In USA it is not only poverty but linked to it alienation and detachment and lack of responsibilities of those poor communities, so root cause is not so much funding but mindset which would stay the same if you redistributed…). /// All you are doing is allowing this “culture of poverty” to go from one generation to the next. Punishing the kiddies because of the ignorance/stupidity/illness/laziness of the parents.

    Well, not bad…for you…Duce. You did stay on topic. Thats a good thing.

  8. Robert Byrd says:

    Nice facility. Where the white folk fountain be??

  9. MikeN says:

    200 years ago, under Democratic rule, it was illegal to teach a black man to read. Now it is still the same, only they call it ‘we have to support the public schools.’

    • ± says:

      Just so! Almost all charter schools do better than public schools. Being against charter schools for any reason, is putting politics first and kids and societies interests last.

      • Phydeau says:

        A lot of charter schools do better because they can cherry-pick the best students, and refuse the troubled kids who might bring their scores down.

        Try again.

  10. jpfitz says:

    My schools were all white except for high school with one black guy who was on the Ice Hockey team along with me and some other pond players. His Dad was the Hockey coach and a hell of a good coach and man. I’m unfortunate to have been segregated so severely.

    I believe it’s all about the cabbage. Here on Long Island there are actual pockets south of the tracks where the population is mostly of color and lower middle class households. I live now in a town with a nick name of White Islip.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

      Mike said it first above quite correctly, then followed up with his later funny.

      I recall my parents selecting where we lived SOLELY on where the best school was. So…my school was all white as well. NOTHING directly racial about it. All Class==Money.

      Having the same result while motivated by different factors. Do you put the main concern on motivation…or result?

      Yea, verily.

      • McCullough says:

        My example: 1972….I went to a Catholic parochial school in the South, 350 students grades 8 – 12, totally integrated, rich white kids, middle and lower class white and black kids, black local ghetto kids, a handful of Jews, a handful of Catholic Arabs, with an Catholic orphanage attached, all mixed up.

        We all got along.

        BTW, we had one hell of a football team.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

          I had somewhat the same experience…went to an International School for diplomats kiddies. All kinds of kiddies there, many learning English as they went along. We got report cards including our class standing/ranking every week.

          Ma and Pa sent me to the Place run by Jesuits because I was flunking out of Gubment schools==bored out of my mind. It cost them extra money, but they did it.

          I started out being ranked like 57 or 58 out of 60 class size. I still remember the pride I felt as I advanced through the ranks. Don’t even remember where I wound up===maybe around No8?, but all I remember is “getting better.”

          Ma and Pa both say the experience turned me around……. and look at me now!

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

            Just because I hate sports and the idiocy it represents ((not including the sports you individually engage in==talking bout the spectator experience))…. my Catholic School did not do football.

            We had spelling Bees.

            Yes…… its taken YEARS to reveal…. why I can’t spell.

            Ha, ha.

        • Xev says:

          I was raised in a box.
          We had bees.

  11. Yaya Tourette says:

    Golly gee. A racist society enforces racist structures effectively through economics – especially when the central political activity directed against racism only deals with state-supported legislation mandating segregation.

    Next, you want me to believe the sun rises in the east. Discovery after discovery.

    • jpfitz says:

      Is it the Childs fault to whom they are born? I agree with you but maybe it’s the luck of the sperm and egg. Including my dads idea of buying the cheapest house in the most expensive neighborhood available.

      As the CCR song goes I was not born with a silver spoon in hand. We were a family of seven and at one point when Ma Bell went on strike, we found boxes of charity food on our door steps. See, people can be caring and generous.

    • Tim says:

      “”you want me to believe the sun rises in the east.

      Why would anyone try to make you believe that? (except bobbo. and dallas. and…… it’s irrelevant, anyways) It’s obvious that the sun rises in the northeast and getting more northerer every day. Just look — I think it’s pole flip.

      Perhaps, for some, the sun did rise in the east… we should commemorate that by defining a weird coordinate system such that *east* is always where the sun’s at. Then tack it into Common Core. Then grade them based on the ‘friendliness’ of the sun’s position {east (always) , by the way, for the uninitiated amongst us}

      http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/25/this-common-core-math-problem-asks-kids-to-write-the-friendly-answer-instead-of-the-correct-one/