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Nice White Parents - Ep. 5

Nice White Parents - Ep. 5

Update: 2020-08-208
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Chana has traced the history of the school from its founding and come to the present. But now: One unexpected last chapter. Last year, the school district for BHS mandated a change in the zoning process to ensure all middle schools would be racially integrated. No longer can white families hoard resources in a few select schools. Black and Latino parents have been demanding this change since the late 1950s. The courts have mandated it. Chana asks: How did this happen? And is this a blueprint for real, systemic change?

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Papillione E

As a non-American I still get stunned how fucked up the USA is. How is teaching children to go to school sick a good thing? That is a fucked up "merit". It might get other people sick and damage the body if you overexhert yourself while working sick later in life. And especially now when we live in a pandemic where the worst thing you could do is going to work or school sick. How is it good to put young children under such pressure? Do people really think that will make their children happy later in life. Amongst other things because working hard is not always as rewarded as people make it out to be. You have nepotism, sexism and racism at workplaces and often enough people get promotions not because they worked harder than you. Not to forget that you might put your kids up to having anxiety sooner or later.

Aug 26th
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Rebecca Lanning

my take away is that you've gotta fuck up white schools enough that parents take a closer look at schools

Aug 21st
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Nice White Parents - Ep. 5

Nice White Parents - Ep. 5

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