One common element of all conscientious parents is the care and grooming they invest in their offspring. This intended to best prepare their children for the challenges to be faced entering young adulthood. As with so many other aspects of our American melted pot, colloquialisms are abundant. For instance, with American-African parents the nurturing process is called: Basket-ball. And when white parents scrupulously rear their young, we call it: Privilege. Both refer to painstaking parental investments according to greatest potential for wealth and happiness, though connotations for each differ among commenters.
And conscientious parents are not only assiduous in seeing to their children’s welfare, but also accurate evaluators of what constitutes a benefit or detriment to it. In sum, parents as a rule possess a highly evolved sense of what is immediately good for their children.
And so it is perpetually perplexing when in the company of affluent liberal parents to note, as I sometimes guilelessly do, that the number of their children who attend majority non-white schools is–not approximately, but exactly–zero. We call this statistical anomaly: Coincidence. This is very disconcerting, because each of these couples are outspoken in, not only their anti-racism but also, the integrity and erudition of the liberal education establishment. An establishment that, with great vigor and unanimity of opinion, advances the thesis that racial diversity is critical to obtaining a meaningful education. Is it possible that these parents have managed to not yet be advised of this settled position? I can’t imagine them not heeding it if they had.
I doubt there is any reader dispute as to either the consensus of firmament opinion, or the intensity of its expression. Racial diversity is so critical in fact that the U.S. Constitution’s solemn assurance of equality required surgical evisceration to make room. Diversity is a “compelling state interest,” after all. At least one recently discovered. Just, umm, make it ‘narrowly tailored,’ ok guys? The rubes are watching. Yes, a few of us at any rate.
Though if you require convincing of just how much young pupils benefit from diversity, here’s a sample of innumerable authoritative statements.
I could paste these links until you scanned right past the thousandth one. The point is that this is science as settled as Changing Global Warm. Diversity in education benefits everyone. And thus it is bizarre to note the lengths to which parents will politely and quietly go to avoid it. Parents (here and increasingly in blighted Europe) pay huge premiums for neighborhoods with “good schools.” When moving is infeasible, they beggar themselves to even greater extents with private schools. They rail against bussing, and will even surrender their homes at a loss when diversity becomes too acute. It’s really quite unexplainable, and a phenomenon that should be ripe for scholarly exploration. People intentionally fleeing from an acknowledged benefit. Liberals fleeing, no less. It’s almost as if they’re only pretending to believe.
Though sometimes when a liberal realizes his principles have been starkly set against his interests, it will trigger an indecorous flailing somewhat akin to the actions of a cornered goose. It is in these moments when they often lunge for the obvious escape route. Our school DOES have diversity, can’t you see? And that is when one will gaze downward to note a mop of straight black hair over two epicanthic folds. Ahh yes, so you do after all.
This, of course, leaving only one group bare in its shameful bigotry: the poor and middle-class whites who cannot afford escape from the Fergusons and La Razas. It is their impotent complaints over dissolving social capital and predations to cherished offspring that sends “good school” liberals into rapturous marathons of moral masturbation. They’re racist, and I’m not…ohhhhhh yes!
Though in the after-glow one would think they might succumb to circumspection long enough to wonder why a treat so delicious has to be shoved down the throat. Maybe then they could answer…