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Dealing With Segregation in NYC

In actuality, the most segregated school systems in America are in the Northern Big Cities. Hyper-segregation at the neighborhood level leads to segregated schools. This enforces, and supports different outcomes for black and white children. While black kids certainly don’t need white kids around to learn…It seems far too many school administrators and teachers need white kids around to teach.

Why Liberal New York City’s Schools Are Among the Nation’s Most Segregated

 

New York City’s public schools are among the most segregated in the country – a fact that flies in the face of the city’s history as a bastion of progressivism. For this podcast, I spoke with former ProPublica reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, now a New York Times Magazine staff writer, about her decision to delve deeply and personally into that paradox.

Hannah-Jones wrote about the public school her daughter attends in New York City, PS 307. The school is populated by poor children of color from nearby housing projects. It also became the site of community tension when predominantly white and well-off parents living nearby were pushed into its school zone to ease crowding at another school.

 

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2016 in The New Jim Crow

 

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NYC Pays $5.9 Million…For “Not Murdering Eric Garner”

In case you were in Siberia…The murder of Eric Garner by NYC Police…

Today…

New York City settles Eric Garner case for $5.9 million

New York City reached a $5.9 million settlement in the Eric Garner case Monday, nearly a year after he died in police custody.

“While we cannot discuss the details of this settlement, and the City has not admitted liability,” Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a release, “I believe that we have reached an agreement that acknowledges the tragic nature of Mr. Garner’s death while balancing my office’s fiscal responsibility to the City.”

Garner’s family, along with Reverend Al Sharpton will hold a press conference Tuesday morning to emphasize that “money does not establish justice.”

A video captured on July 17 showed Garner being stopped because he was selling loose cigarettes. He was held in what appeared to be an illegal chokehold. Eric Garner said “I can’t breathe” 11 times during the ordeal, before he lost consciousness. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Garner’s family filed the claim against the city in October asking for $75 million. In January 2015, the grand jury decided not to indict the officer.

 

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2015 in Domestic terrorism

 

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Flavor Flav on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial in NYC: ‘Hey Check This Out – That’s Where He Need to Be Tried At’

Try KSM in Gitmo?

Yo – Bring his behind on down to Brooklyn!

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Why is it that all of these Republicans …

From places conservatism has made into somewhere where no terrorist would dream attack…

Because no one would notice or care (beyond the possible loss of pond scum spotted tree frog habitat)…

Suddenly believe that New Yorkers are as chickenshit…

As they are?

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Republican Congressman Provided Hit List For Terrorists

Hey Al Quaeda! Why don’t you kidnap the Mayor’s daughter?

I’ve always been of the belief that there should be a qualifications test to hold office. You have to take a driving test to prove you can drive safely…

Why shouldn’t Congressmen be required to take an IQ test to prove they can drive the country?

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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