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Re: The NYT Is Wrong: Schools Aren’t Resegregating

Robert VerBruggen makes excellent points, and I’d like to add just one more: The word “segregation” means deliberately separating, so that school segregation meant telling students that, because they were of one race, they were not allowed to attend schools with children of another race. Thus, the number of segregated public schools in the United States now is . . . zero.

And my point is that those who declare that our schools are “resegregating” are trying to equate two very different phenomena: Jim Crow and voluntary residential-living patterns. (I know, I know: The Left will claim that sometimes these residential patterns are rooted somehow in institutional racism, but it’s still not 1954 and we shouldn’t be told otherwise.)


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