Debate: Assigning by race

Edspresso’s debate on race=based school assignments features Roger Clegg, president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity, and Joseph Olchefske, former Seattle superintendent and now with the American Institutes for Research. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in December on Seattle and Louisville plans that consider students’ race in deciding school assignments in order to keep schools from becoming segregated.

At Discriminations, John Rosenberg has more on the debate and offers an analogy.

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  1. Interesting point in both Seattle and Louisville, that was implied but not pounded on. Since non-white and non-black students were assigned to either “white / nonwhite” or “black / nonblack”, neither district was actually encouraging “diversity”.

    If they truly meant “diversity”, then low-frequency ethnicities would have an “other” category that advantaged them over both the other categories. Since neither district did this, “diversity” must be a euphemism for something else. What, do you suppose?

  2. Narcissism.

  3. Walter E. Wallis says:

    Somewhere the KKK is vindicated. Wierd.