Sunday, May 18, 2014
Brown vs Board of Education
My intentions were to comment on the racist New Hampshire Police Commissioner, but since yesterday was the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education landmark decision that de-segregated public schools; I decided on the latter.
I know back in 1954 Black leader’s intentions were good and were meant for the betterment of Black people. However, today situations have changed to the point that the majority of public schools are once again segregated. The reason why this is happening is irrelevant; the task at hand is to figure out how to go about funding inner-city public schools which are predominately Black, equivalent to suburban public schools which are predominately White.
Most knowledgeable Americans know, or should know that at least half or more of all property taxes go towards the funding of public schools; this is where the topic of any brainstorming should start when it comes to making all public schools equal.
Homeowners pay property taxes; the majority of homes are located in suburbia
which leads to the better schools located in suburbia America.
Inner-city schools receive mere pennies of those tax dollars which leads to the
worst schools located in the inner-cities.
Since the Federal Government contributes the least to our public schools, I suggest the Federal Government subsidize the inner-city public schools to bring them equivalent to suburban schools funding.
I don’t think integration is the answer to our future world leaders to reach their GOD given potential, in my opinion separate and equal at least gives the students in the inner-city who didn't get a fair bite at the apple a chance to accomplish his/her potential.
There is no way any human being should continuously know that another human being is better off solely because of born privileges. Eventually the dumbest one will figure out something is not right with this. If we can’t lift all of our young people to realize that all of us are in this together; then we’re sending the wrong message.
I look at it like this, if we can find funding to build schools in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Tripoli, and numerous of other foreign states and countries; surely the richest country on earth can find funds to make all of America’s schools separate and equal.