Interesting that even at 30 votes the 24-26% "yes" selection has remained steady. I love polls, they are eminently fascinating!
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7/26/07 at 1:12pm
I was wondering how others keep from becoming bitter about discrimination?
I feel like a big baby for getting so upset since it's all new to me when others have experienced it for their whole lives. It makes me less likely to expect fair treatment or even common courtesy.
I can't imagine feeling this throughout my gradeschool years, or for my entire life, and I know there are people who have.
How do you deal with this without becoming as hateful as the people who are judging you based on your race?
Personally, I blocked a lot of things out of my memory.. I had a really tough time reading Kids from Nowhere.. it started bringing so much back that I had repressed.
Didn't read the whole thread. This is how I see it.
WHY BRING UP RACE AT ALL?
WHO CARES If the school is comprised mostly of African Americans. Your poll and OP are poorly worded.
It should read
"Would you send your child to a school with mediocre/notsogreat facilities where the children aren't performing to the best of their abilities"
You could have saved yourself all the flames by leaving out the race issue entirely. Because Race is irrelivant.
Thanks for your replies. I asked this question for 2 reasons, 1) I remember in school there was often "1" child of a different race either in the class or the school and I imagined it must be isolating and 2) I am likely sending 2 of my kids to the school described above (so there will be 2 white children, not 1 in the school ). My kids are technically 1/4 hispanic but look white.
There are 303 students in the school.