Hypocrisy is alive and well in New York. Despite the liberal cries for so-called equality, nothing exemplifies the left’s duplicity more than good old New York–specifically, the state’s public school system. New York is home to one of the country’s most segregated school systems.
Recently, the state’s black and latino students were receiving educations at schools with the highest concentration of racial segregation. In fact, white-student enrollment of less than 10 percent. The distribution of white students in the Empire State was more uneven than anywhere else in the US.
The segregation in some areas is so prolific, the schools look like they belong in a different era. Manhattan’s Upper West Side is particularly exclusive and its inhabitants have been particularly unyielding to the concept of integration–even in spite of what they often preach about unity and equality.
Jason Jones, husband of outspoken anti-Trump celebrity Samantha Bee, isn’t happy about plans that would create a more diverse environment for their children. Recently, Jones made waves for revealing that he did not want the city to move his children’s school to an area that would allow more poor, black children to attend.
As reported, “The current Upper West Side focus is on P.S. 452, which, according to Slate, “has a lopsided enrollment, with a population that’s three-quarters white and Asian, with only 13% of kids qualifying for free lunch, in a district that’s 43% white and Asian and 48% low-income.”
This public school is already over-crowded and a proposal has been made to move it just 16 blocks away.
At this location, the school, which is currently one of the best public schools in the city, would be near a number of large housing projects. The move, then, could result in the end of the segregation many of these parents so desire. A lot more poor, black students might start attending.”
Does Jones have a problem with his children learning alongside black kids?