Luther Blissett » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:17 am wrote: There is no resegregation trend.
Great phrasing. A lot to unpack there.
First and foremost, certainly this thread is a winking joke -- it's about the lunatic fringes of the Social Justice movement and the curious inversions that high-conviction, low-information activists inevitably lead to. I see no harm in enjoying that irony like fine wine.
Resegregation, as top-down policy, is effectively impossible. Even here in Burlington, VT, where for years now, the big drug busts are black men from New Jersey and New York, the notion of racial profiling is repulsive, and not just to local liberals. It's increasingly impossible to grow up in Vermont with All White Friends, and that factor alone gives you the empathy to recognize that being stopped 3x in a single day is insulting, infuriating, and piss poor law enforcement. (This is probably why all those "big drug busts" are happening in coordination with Federal LEOs who have the resources for targeting vs. profiling -- ie, these guys have been under surveillance for days before their actual arrest.)
The fact BTV is a shelter city, both for migrant workers (Ben & Jerrys Doesn't Care About Working Americans) and refugees, has also given even the thickest hicks an appreciation for the fact that "Black People" is not a monolithic category, or that "Hispanics" are not "Mexicans." In fact, I recently over-heard an argument in our warehouse's packing department about whether Ghana or Nigeria produced harder workers. These are the same guys who recently informed me The Martian was "faggot bullshit." Progress is asymmetrical.
What's interesting, though, is that resegregation as bottom-up emergent phenomena is A Thing. Ferguson, MO wasn't created, but it happened just the same.
Via: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/ ... t-research
There are mounting worries on the part of many observers that, although the country is indisputably becoming more diverse at the general level, complex patterns are unfolding that are producing more racially segregated pockets across America. Some news stories have begun to look at these dynamics. For example, a May 2014 series, “Segregation Now,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones of the investigative news outlet ProPublica, provides a deep examination of how the early gains of integration have been eroded in Tuscoloosa, Ala., which in 2000 was released from federal court oversight of its school system. ProPublica found that “from 1993 to 2011, the number of black students in schools where 90 percent or more of the student population are minorities rose from 2.3 million to over 2.9 million.”
A 2012 report from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, “E Pluribus…Separation: Deepening Double Segregation for More Students,” notes that “nationwide, the typical black student is now in a school where almost two out of every three classmates (64%) are low-income, nearly double the level in schools of the typical white or Asian student (37% and 39%, respectively).” The report, by Gary Orfield, John Kucsera and Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, frames the evidence bluntly: “Fully 15% of black students, and 14% of Latino students, attend ‘apartheid schools’ across the nation, where whites make up 0 to 1% of the enrollment.”
There's a lot more at that link, both corroborating and challenging those conclusions.