Thursday, December 21, 2006

Education may lead to an increase in racial segregation

Pam Sheridan:

A study, co-authored by Rice sociologist Michael Emerson, shows that increased education of whites, in particular, may not only have little effect on eliminating prejudice, but it also may be one reason behind the rise of racial segregation in U.S. schools. Furthermore, higher-educated whites, regardless of their income, are more likely than less-educated whites to judge a school’s quality and base their school choice on its racial composition.

Black–white racial segregation has been on the rise in primary and secondary schools over the past decade. While whites, especially those who are highly educated, may express an interest in having their children attend integrated schools, in reality, they seek out schools that are racially segregated. In the study, researchers found, on average, that the greater the education of white parents, the more likely they will remove their children from public schools as the percentage of black students increases.

All you have to do is look at the racial differences in crime rates to understand why whites don't want to send their children to the same schools as blacks.


At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am shocked, just shocked that white liberals are hypocrites. So they don't want their precious kids going to schools that have a high percentage of minorities? Once again, I say fuck the liberals in the US. We have to hear all the time from them how racist and bigoted we are because we want to live among our own (whites) and how progressive they are.

At 4:44 PM, Blogger al fin said...

Okay, this is not a white--black thing. Upper middle class blacks make the same rational choices in schools for their kids as middle class whites. So do asian parents and middle class parents of hispanic children. So perhaps a breakdown by class makes more sense.


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