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April 25, 2018

Wealthy White New York City Liberals Scream and Shriek About Plan to Desegregate Their Lily-White Schools and Reserve Space In Their School for Underperforming Students

I've mentioned the controversies in this school district before. Archprogressive Samantha Bee's husband Jason Jones -- also a one-time Daily Show "correspondent" -- was one of the most outspoken opponents of the plan to bring some diversity to their Alt-White neighborhood school.

The plan was to switch some schools around in order to change the demographics of this rich white school (which is over three-quarters white or Asian, and in which only 13% of students are poor enough to receive federal lunch vouchers).

The new school, to which their rich white kids would be sent, was somewhat close to a housing project.

Egads! Actually mixing with poor minorities, instead of just gassing about how you'd be hypoethetically open to the theoretical possibility of it!

He, of course, claimed that his opposition to the plan mix black, Latino, and underprivileged students with his Alt-Reich brood has nothing at all to do -- nothing! -- with "racism" or "classism."

The outraged wealthy white liberals said that they just didn't want schools to play "musical chairs" with students or something.

He also told his other Rich White Parents not to talk to the press, lest they portray these rich white ultraprogs as racial hypocrites or something.

Jones has three children with former "Daily Show" correspondent Samantha Bee. He went on to complain about what he called "rhetoric" from some parents that, he thought, suggested those opposing the move are "terrified" of having their school relocate to a building near a housing project. He called that characterization, "dishonest at best and slanderous at worst."

"So I urge you A, to stop talking to the press," he continued. "This is a private matter, I think, from our community. This story doesn't exist without your quotes."

BTW, moving schools here and there, and moving students from school to school, is precisely how segregated schools are desegregated.

How else does he imagine this is accomplished?

If he and his fellow liberals didn't buy that "we're just against moving the schools or busing the students" argument from poor Southerners or poor working-class white Bostonians, why, I wonder, does the argument seem so richly compelling to them now?

Now a new plan is proposed. Instead of moving schools around, which is what the white liberal racists claim is the only thing they objected to, each school will remain in place, and just be required to set aside 25% of its slots for area students who underperform on tests for their grade level.

That is, mostly poor black and Latino kids who've been taught at the failing schools White Liberals allow to continue failing to appease their political allies, the teachers unions.

So -- the school isn't moving. And their white kids don't have to go to another school.

The only change is that some underperforming black and Latino students will be brought to their school.

Since their initial objection was definitely not "racist or classist," as Jason Jones alleged, but only about playing "musical chairs" with schools -- they should all support this new plan, right?

If you believe that, you haven't been paying much attention.

In fact, they're furious.

The new objection is that bringing in these minority kids will cause the school to reduce its standards and not give the rich white and Asian kids already at the school the same high level of education they'd come to expect.

White parents in Manhattan reacted with furious anger in response to a new plan for desegregating public schools on New York City's Upper West Side--one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Local media outlet Spectrum News NY 1 posted a video showing multiple parents at Public School 199 extremely upset about the new plan. One visibly angry parent shouts:

You're talking about an 11-year-old, you worked your butt off, and you didn't get that, what you needed or wanted. You're telling them that you're not going to go to a school that's going to educate them the same way you've been educated. Life sucks! Is that what the DOE wants to say?

The newly-devised plan requires all local middle schools to reserve 25 percent of their seats for students who score below their respective grade level on standardized English and Math exams administered by the State of New York's Department of Education.

Wow, it's your kids being subject to Department of Education desegregation mandates now and suddenly the DOE is a disruptive, intrusive tyranny imposing cruel demands on your local arrangements, huh?

Who could have guessed it.

I don't know if Jason Jones or Samantha Bee have weighed in on this new plan -- but then, Jason Jones ordered his fellow wealthy white liberals to not talk to the press in order to make democracy die in darkness. So I'm not sure we'll be hearing from them.

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