Then YES I am against it if by integration you understand a breakthrough into white society by blacks, an assimilation and acceptance of blacks into an already established set of norms and code of behaviour set up by and maintained by whites.
What makes we still surprised by the racism which saturates our country’s prestigious separate and former model C schools? Every couple of years one of these brilliant organizations is engulfed in a scandal, frequently centering round the aggressive therapy, marginalisation and discrimination against non-white pupils. And each years that are few the nation gasps and sighs in disappointed surprise. Outrage is followed closely by apologies from college administration, the statement of interior investigations or disciplinary hearings and hopeless claims of reform by these organizations.
Than it was 20 years ago, with the unravelling of each new scandal, the pace of progress within these schools feels lethargic whereas I do think it is better to be a student of colour at these institutions in 2020. Are these historic institutions willing as well as able to alter? I’d like to explore this concern and provide some radical, but conclusions that are useful. Continue reading “What’s the future of black life in historically white, elite schools?”