City Education Department Will Be Required to Report on Diversity

Ross Barkan, Observer, May 27, 2015

Under legislation that sailed through the City Council today, the Department of Education will be required to file an annual report on demographics in public schools.

The bill came in response to a 2014 report by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project that found New York’s public schools to be among the most segregated in America.

“It is shameful to have a school system that is among the most segregated in the country,” said Councilman Brad Lander, a Brooklyn Democrat and lead sponsor of the bill. “With the detailed data and strategic reporting that this bill will provide, New York City will have a meaningful framework to promote inclusion and advance diversity.”

Out of the 32 school districts in New York City, 19 had 10 percent or less white students in 2010, according to the UCLA report. Nearly three out of four charter schools (73 percent) were considered “apartheid” schools with less than 1 percent white enrollment, and 90 percent were “intensely segregated” (less than 10 percent white enrollment).

The legislation, which passed the Council unanimously, will require the DOE to submit to the City Council and post on its website an annual report on student demographics and the department’s efforts to “encourage diversity” within schools. {snip}

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  • Deacon Blue

    “It is shameful to have a school system that is among the most segregated in the country,” said Councilman Brad Lander, a Brooklyn Democrat and lead sponsor of the bill. “With the detailed data and strategic reporting that this bill will provide, New York City will have a meaningful framework to promote inclusion and advance diversity.”

    Why is it shameful? So should we expect more forced busing/out of district
    type crap a la Judge Garrity in the 1970’s in South Boston?

    If I happen to live in a neighborhood or school district that has few Blacks
    then there will be few Blacks in the schools I am assigned to attend.

    What good will it serve to put a kid on a bus and make the kid sit on a
    bus for a 45-55 minute ride each way for the sake of “diversity?”

    Sorry, I just don’t see this as helpful to ANYONE.

    • Jason Lewis

      I would homeschool the hell outta my kids before that.

      • guest

        Ditto. No child of mine would ever set foot in a public school.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Brad Linder hasn’t yet used the word “shameful” to describe his homeland’s segregation of its Palestinian minority.

      • Alden

        Like every attorney but Marshall in the anti White side of Brown VS Topeka the last name says it all

    • Susan

      The government doesn’t care if it’s helpful or not. It’s just another way to control citizens. Freedom of association once guaranteed by the constitution was removed 50 years ago.

  • Caesar Avgvstvs

    The bill came in response to a 2014 report by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project that found New York’s public schools to be among the most segregated in America.

    Even children have more common sense than highly educated government-funded ideologues. Maybe the social engineers should be asking themselves why diversity has to be legislated into existence if it is such a desirable public good.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Oh. Peoples Progressive Republic of New DiBlackistan. Duh.

  • Jason Lewis

    So New York liberals recognize white people as a race? That’s progress in a way.

    • ncpride

      They only do that when it benefits their evil agenda. Every other time, race is just a ‘social construct’, or some such nonsense.

    • Light from the East

      It shows that without whites, it is impossible for liberals to push their “diversity” propaganda.

  • MekongDelta69

    Remember the movie – “Escape From New York”?

    Believe it or not, NYC (all 5 boroughs) used to be a fantastic place to grow up.

    I should know…
    …And I escaped…

    • John Smith

      Had to be before 1960.

    • Albert

      I don’t know. It was shaping up and showing a bit of promise under Guliani and his tough stance on crime.

  • Jaggers

    Well, I’m sure the neocons would love to send their kids to those inner city charter schools which they’re always raving about.

    • John Smith

      That could be a ploy, though.

  • ncpride

    Yet another article where the commenters are having none of it. Brutally honest, factual and fed-up, Whitey is speaking out. Good……good for us.

    • WR_the_realist

      Yup, here is one of the comments. It could have originated on Amren:

      I’m white and grew up in Manhattan in the 1970’s. It was like a prison
      sentence to be white and go to a public school there (Greenwich Village
      area). I went to a Catholic school and was STILL the only white kid in
      my class, the rest were Latino though so I survived. Good luck with
      diversity in NYC schools because the adult whites don’t even have white
      kids there anymore. They are all gay, hipsters, or if they do have kids
      (maybe in the outer boroughs) most of their kids are mixed race and
      won’t count as white. It’s called white flight.

      • pcmustgo

        This has changed with Yuppies/hipsters having kids in Park Slope, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and “up and coming” areas like Prospect Heights.. yes, they are sending some of their white kids to public school…. some are… if there’s enough gentrification going on for them to “take over”/

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    I’d like to ask a question. Who, exactly, is complaining about this? Are blacks upset? Whites? Do either blacks or whites want their children bussed all over NYC? I get the sense that someone is forcing this issue, and it isn’t the majority of parents of these students. But I could be wrong.

    • jim

      I’d be willing to bet its a combination of people: Some behind-the-scenes agitators (otherwise known as Professional Offendees), Sick, twisted White liberals who are appalled by the lack of diversity and black “parents” who don’t care about the bussing, but have bought into the fallacy that their kids being around more White kids means they will get a better education. And we all know, despite their constant drumbeat of how awful we are, they sure do want to be around us.

      • Albert

        They never stop to scratch their heads to wonder why it’s only blacks that seem to suffer the negative effects from a lack of diversity. All white or all Asian schools do fine without it.

    • Alden

      The report comes from the Den if Satan the public policy building at UCLA
      I worked there for years The place is run by White social justice warriors unmarried childless still living with 2 or 3 roommates at age 50
      Because they are White they never got decent jobs but they would rather die than admit that
      non Whites get all the good jobs at the university

      They go from grant to grant always doing bogus studies detrimental to Whites

      Most are Jews at least they don’t have children

  • LackawannaErie

    It’s way worse than that. “White” means mostly Jews, Arabs, Turks and other non-Europeans. Real European whites are less than half of the “whites” living in NYC.

  • WR_the_realist

    With so few white children left in the NYC public school system nobody should be shocked that so many schools are “segregated” when that is defined by a lack of white children.

    Sorry, de Blasio clones — there’s not enough pixie dust left to go around.

  • Ella

    You can’t force white families to enrol in NYC public schools since they prefer to send their children to private schools or plainly move to PA, CT, or NJ.

  • Alden

    Are there enough Whites left to integrate
    NYC schools ?

    • dukem1

      No.

  • LHathaway

    So, NYC schools, an entire city, the largest one in the USA, they go from 80% White to less than 20% White, and this is ‘shameful’. And it is WHITES who are supposed to be ashamed . . . That’s like Nazi guards telling Jews they should be ashamed of their captivity. Oh wait . . . even Nazi guards at the death camps didn’t go that far expecting them to like it.

  • dd121

    So now everybody will know exactly how many blacks are in your school district. So what? They don’t seem to be going away.

  • listenupbub

    I have said it before: people who live in an extremely diverse setting understand most how bad diversity is. People who have not experienced diversity are the ones who think it will be wonderful.

    If these NYC kids are not exposed to enough diversity, they will lose out on learning the truths of race.

    • LHathaway

      Maybe that’s why all large cities (and i believe nearly all of them had it) ended forced busing?

  • superlloyd

    Libtards and blacks believe that, by a process of osmosis, white values and intelligence will magically rub off on blacks. Some hope! Nothing can improve black stupidity. 50 years of social engineering experimentation have resulted in one conclusion. IQ matters and can’t be fundamentally improved. Tough luck, negroids.

  • KenelmDigby

    The phrase ‘hoisted by your own petard’ springs to mind.

    You see, the blatantly anti-White policies waged by successive American governments mean that by now, White students are only a very small percentage of the totality of NYC school students.
    To put it simply, there just aren’t enough White students for the lefties to sprinkle around like ‘magic fairy dust’ no matter how hard they try.

  • JohnEngelman

    Racial integration in any venue only works when the black population is less than ten percent, preferably when it is less than five percent.

    • How about zero percent? My high school graduating class (Fairview, Boulder, 1984) of over 600 had exactly two blacks. That’s 1/3 of a percent, which rounds down to zero.

  • Albert

    Hmm. Integration is forced upon schools to accept black students. White students suffer abuse so parents go out of their way to see that their children can attend a school with a safer environment. Black community responds with absurd accusations of “intense segregation.” Black community is failing to see the picture yet again, what else is new.

  • Susan

    “It is shameful to have a school system that is among the most segregated in the country…” That phrase is another example & symptom of a civilization in decline.