Greater Segregation for Region’s Black, Latino Students

Linda Lutton and Becky Vevea, WBEZ (Chicago), June 27, 2012

For white students in suburban Chicago, school has become a much more diverse place in the last 20 years. But the region has seen a jump during that time in the number of highly segregated black and Latino schools, a new WBEZ analysis shows.

Half of all African American students in the region still go to school in what sociologists would consider “extreme segregation,” in schools where 90 percent or more of students are African American. Twenty-two percent of all Latino public school students in the eight-county region go to highly segregated schools, a proportion that is growing in the city and the suburbs.

WBEZ compared school demographics from 20 years ago and today for our series Race: Out Loud. {snip}

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WBEZ’s analysis shows a stark resegregation of the city’s schools:

►The number of Chicago public schools that are 90 percent or more black has increased in the last 20 years, from 276 to 287. That’s despite a 57,000-student drop in black enrollment in the district.

►71.0 percent of all CPS black students go to extremely racially isolated schools. In 20 years, that figure has inched down only negligibly, from 73.4 percent.

►The number of racially isolated Hispanic schools is up, from 26 to 84. Thirty-nine percent of all CPS Hispanic students go to extremely racially isolated schools. This is up from 20 years ago, when 17 percent of Hispanics went to such schools.

►White students have become more concentrated. There are now seven schools that are at least 70 percent white; 20 years ago there were none.

►The number of “integrated” schools—schools where no one race makes up more than 50 percent of the student body—has taken a nosedive, from 106 schools in 1990 to 66 schools today. “No majority” schools used to make up 17.5 percent of all city schools. Today the proportion is just 9.8 percent.

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The demographic shifts have occurred even though a student’s school assignments now depend far less on kids’ addresses and far more on parental choice than in the past.

Many of the city’s newest schools are highly segregated. The overwhelming majority of charter schools that opened in the last 20 years are extremely racially isolated.

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Another WBEZ finding: a dramatic decrease in the number of extremely white schools.

In 1990, a third of schools in the metro area were 90 percent or more white. Today, just 4 percent are. The number of overwhelmingly white schools dropped from 562 to 103.

At the same time, the number of schools where no one race holds a majority has grown across the suburbs. The number of such schools more than quadrupled—from 58 to 280.

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Number of Chicago land schools that are . . .

  20 years ago   Today
1989-90 2009-10
Number of Chicagoland schools that are:
At least 90% Black 309 343
At least 70% Black 380 451
At least 50% Black 466 534
At least 90% Hispanic 27 114
At least 70% Hispanic 83 290
At least 50% Hispanic 142 449
At least 90% White 562 103
At least 70% White 1001 590
At least 50% White 1217 955
At least 90% Asian 0 0
At least 70% Asian 0 1
At least 50% Asian 0 3
“No Majority” (no racial group has more than 50 percent) 164 346
Total number of schools 1990 2287

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  • Church_of_Jed

    In Obamau-mau’s second term, or Eric Holder’s first, private schools and homes schooling will be outlawed as hate factories where segregation “rears its ugly head” and shameful White privilege goes unpunished.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aunti-Occupy/100003232140389 Aunti Occupy

      Whites are not only being systematically excluded from jobs but also excluded from college.  In New Jersey,  the state college routinely excludes white applicants.  White children must apply to out of state colleges if they want a college education.  I am sure the 10 largest Hoodie controlled states have a similar policy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-Evans/100001091600634 Lucas Evans

      “Nationwide, more and more families are choosing to home school their children each year, and the fastest growing segment of the home school movement is African-Americans, experts say”

      “We’re able to focus on black history a little bit more than I think public schools would give it,” said Hayes, who moved from San Bernadino, Calif., five years ago. “We’re actually able to learn the things we want to learn, whatever that might be, and I think that would go with any nationality.”

      Scary huh? They’ll have the Black Panthers come as guest speakers. 

      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/16/african-americans-increasingly-turn-to-home-schooling/ 

      • ageofknowledge

        They have no idea how to write an APA or MLA term paper nor exercise english grammer properly. They cannot work math problems beyond basic algebra nor understand the disciplines of science.

        But they are great at describing how bad whitey is, how drugs should be legalized, and how homosexual acts are actually normal because there is no morality beyond whatever you feel like it should be at a given moment.

        The people that can do the academia but won’t do the immorality are the ones the government taxes to ensure the next generation is an immoral failure.

        • newscomments70

          Blacks are usually anti-gay. It’s a macho culture and they see homosexuality as a “white” thing. White liberals force gay rights on them, but blacks only go along begrudgingly. That is temporary. When they become the majority and assume power, gay rights, as well as white property rights are routinely obliterated. 

          • ageofknowledge

            Blacks aren’t going to be the majority. Hispanics are and by about the middle of this century too. The Asian population will increase as well and may someday rival the black population.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

             I used to think that.  But in the summer before 9/11, billboards went up in Chocolate City St. Louis showing two suggestively naked black men in a romantic embrace.  The billboard advertised condom giveaways and free STD testing.  I think the tag line was “brothers loving brothers safely.”

            Gag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bardon-Kaldian/100003542251801 Bardon Kaldian

    And most mixed schools have, beside Whites, Asians & White Hispanics.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W25W7Z72IPG34VCBTTORC7GE3U Steven

    I think the tipping point is 10% black from what teachers try to avoid.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

    I like how the NBA receives all of the top “Diversity Awards” for a league that is 77% Black, yet a 90% Black school is considered “Extremely Segregated.”  So it’s “bad” when blacks are heavily concentrated in an educational environment but “good” when they are heavily concentrated in an entertainment/profession?  I mean the blatant double speak is so egregious it should be obvious to most. 

  • APaige

    Anyone want to guess which are the “failing schools?” Ohhh….I am sorry is that question ‘racist’or ‘culturally biased?’ It is very difficult to have a discussion on a subject when both questions and answers are pre-determined to be racist…just avoid the issue… and be labeled a coward and held in……. contempt  (cough,cough) by the Attorney General.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    Why are blacks and hispanics such racists?

  • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

    Half of all African American students in the region still go to school in what sociologists would consider “extreme segregation,” in schools where 90 percent or more of students are African American.

    I DON’T CARE!

    Step 1) As soon as you enroll them in white schools, they say the school, the teachers, the administrators, the principle, and the school board don’t represent who they are.

    Step 2) Then they demand that the school, the teachers, the administrators, the principle, and the school board be composed of minorities.

    Step 3) They re-create the same conditions as the old school which they claimed was inferior.

    Rinse and repeat.

  • anarchyst

    Here in Michigan, “schools of choice” programs are rapidly destroying the suburban schools by the influx of urban blacks.  Suburban school boards see dollar signs (which follow the students) to the detriment of once- stellar schools.  They could give a damn about what the effect that urban “yutes” are having on the rest of us. 

  • Athling

    Please remind me again why segregation is bad for White students. I somehow had the idea that this was a good thing.

    • Athling

      “Half of all African American students in the region still go to school in what sociologists would consider ‘extreme segregation,’ in schools where 90 percent or more of students are African American.”

      And please remind me again why this is a bad thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Hulsey/100002561657868 Michael Hulsey

    “The demographic shifts have occurred even though a student’s school
    assignments now depend far less on kids’ addresses and far more on
    parental choice than in the past.”
    I don’t really know what else to say to this aside from… Well, Duh!

  • The__Bobster

    And in breaking news, edumucation officials in Philadelphia say they are AA hiring William Hite Jr. as the school district’s new superintendent to replace the failed AA hire Arlene Ackerman.

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/06/29/src-selects-new-superintendent-of-philadelphia-school-district/

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Arlene-Ackerman-I-Did-Nothing-Wrong-134767568.html

    “Ah did nuffin wrong. How dare he say dat. He pushed me out,” Ackerman told NBC Philadelphia’s Lu Ann Cahn in a phone interview from Albuquerque.The “he” in Ackerman’s statement is Mayor Michael Nutter.After the school district was notified last week that Ackerman – who received a $905,000 buyout – was filing for her $573-a-week unemployment benefits, Nutter added to the disgusted voices.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

       “Arlene Ackerman” will have another six figure stuporintendent job before too long.  Don’t cry for her.

      That’s what urban school systems do — They recycle among each other all these useless AA supernintendos.  It’s like a dance of the lemons, or the turkey trot.  Though the reason it’s not worth getting incensed over is because it’s not the reason why those distrcts’ students are failing. 

  • http://twitter.com/ray68sun Musray

       A lot of that has to do with the staggering Mexican invasion. I remember when the suburb of Cicero was 100% white. Now it’s almost 100% Mexican. These politicians in Illinois have made the Chicago area a  refugee haven for Mexicans. That, coupled with all the blacks and you have a recipe for disaster for white students. It’s best to leave the area. It’s gone and it’s not coming back.

  • Kurt Plummer

    Okay, so we play devil’s advocate.

    Show me what the black GPAs are doing in either segregated or diverse schools vs. 1990.  I bet they still fail in massive quantities.

    Now show me what happens to white equivalents.  I bet that, driven by a for-whites curriculum and the certainty that other whites will not bring the grade curve down ‘just for them’, the percentages of higher white competed GPAs is up in all-white schools and down in racally mixed ones.

    Now show me the same effects as a function of black and white injury due to the presence of racial,  drug or gang associated violence in schools.  Again, I would bet real money that blacks bring down whites wherever they go while showing little or no improvement on their own or in our company.

    If blacks don’t improve by osmosis from forcibly proximal to whites, segregation is a defacto non-event because it’s not imposition on our rights of free association that is the dominant driver effecting their grades or their criminality.

    It’s blacks themselves.

    OTOH, if whites are hurt, _in any way_, by the presence of the multicult; it’s now officially a bad idea.

    What is good for the black must be equally good for the white or it is non egalitarian and indeed _racist_.

    In favor of the blacks.

    If such a ‘disparity of outcome’ exists for only one group (i.e. improving blacks hurts whites) then it cannot be allowed because it isn’t equally fair to all parties.

    ANYTHING which fails to acknowledge this is Unconstitutional and should be subject to immediate repeal.  The fact that nobody cares to look at things this way shows you that the entire concept of racial equality is not the real agenda being pursued here.

    And loyal white politicians would have all the ammunition they need to say: “Whoa up, in adequately representing ‘my people’, I must raise the following Constitutional restrictions to any further forced integration as having an unfair outcome up the majority of the U.S. citizenry.”

    That they don’t use just exactly this argument shows how badly bought out their loyalties are.

    KPl.

  • JohnEngelman

    The decline in  schools where at least 90% of the student body is white may help the cause of race realism. Attending a school with a large black population engenders a more realistic appraisal of the race. 
     
    To really learn what blacks are like one should interact with them on terms of approximate equality in an environment where they are in the clear majority. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TD7JUC6XETPJEF3XCZQ7DUOACQ Bob

    i know about these sick programs
    essentially what they do is import nigs for dollars
    then the nigs come
    they destroy the equipment
    steal the equipment
    fight
    fight more
    sell drugs
    get suburban student’s addicted to said drugs

  • steve1red

    Blacks don’t want segregation because they can’t stand each other. They want to be away from other blacks just as badly as whites do.  Any liberal attempt to integrate schools through busing and section 8 housing should be fought.

  • newscomments70

    A “reality show” on a minority-majority high school would be interesting. It would be nice to show the public what really goes on in these schools, instead of liberal fantasy that we normally see. The left wing networks would never air a program that is race realist, unfortunately.

  • IstvanIN

    What will they do when they run out of white kids to desegregate the black schools with?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

      Declare victory….

  • Sheila Dinehart

    What does this mean?

    * For white students in suburban Chicago, school has become a much more diverse place in the last 20 years…*consider “extreme segregation,” in schools where 90 percent or more of students are African American. Twenty-two percent of all Latino public school students in the eight-county region

  • Sheila Dinehart

    opps…here is the other part”

    *Half of all African American students in the region still go to school in what sociologists would consider “extreme segregation,” in schools where 90 percent or more of students are African American. *

    Now what does that mean… if whites have so much more diversity in white schools but in blacks schools…what? they don’t have diversity…how can it be both ways?  If white schools have so much more diversity and black schools don’t have diversity…oh, maybe it means in public schools that are mostly white the diversity is in the curriculum, but if black schools don’t have enough diversity it is because of segregation… does that mean their diversity depends upon actual white bodies being under the same school roof?  And what does that really say if you  actually think about it?

    Does it have any meaning for whites?  Is it an issue whites should be concerned about? 

    All the white liberials I know who live in the urban setting send their kids to private schools because if you live in a million dollar plus house in the city you can afford to send your kids anywhere but the crime ridden black run and dominatied city public schools…certainly all the wealthy blacks wouldn’t dare send their kids to the city schools either.

  • Athling

    Good observations. Also, white parents don’t want their children coming home with pants pulled low and speaking Ebonics. Or possibly with bruises and a black eye.

    It is infinitely easier to pull good students downward via a ghetto type environment in the classroom than it is to raise lower students up to a higher level. The first requires no effort at all while the second requires much effort.

  • newscomments70

    perhaps, but “down low” implies shame and hiding.