Inequality in America’s State Schools

“Last Saturday marked the 60-year anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that desegregated America’s public schools.

Again and again, we still hear the unscientific mantra that the only difference is ‘skin color.’ When we are told that ‘African Americans were underrepresented by 48 percent in gifted education,’ the implication is that this is solely due to white racism rather than a natural dearth of gifted black students.

After 60 years, is it still accurate to call it ‘prejudice’? Forget about ‘separate but equal’—maybe what many Americans have learned over the past few generations is that even if you force everyone into the same classroom, they’re still going to be unequal.”

Taki’s Magazine