Jan 20, 2006

"The New Jim Crow" [LINK]


Only days after Martin Luther King's birthday, it was ironic to read Josiane Hudicourt-Barnes' characterization of MCAS as "the new Jim Crow." She blames the educational achievement gap on "tests created by white people" that disregard the cultural differences of poor minorities, whatever those are supposed to be. Jim Crow, of course, embodied the very same idea: that separate consideration must given when confronted with the prospect of educating blacks.

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