I want to first off start by saying how Brown vs. Board of Education is one of my favorite court cases of all times. This case was a huge turning point in our countries history.
Like Tim Wise said in his interview, racism is still apparent in the society we live in today but it is not as bad as it once was. Tim Wise explains that there are two types of racism. Racism 1.0 was defeated. Racism 1.0 was stereotypes and discrimination. Racism 2.0 was called exceptionism. It considers people not being racist if u didn’t vote for Obama. The election of Obama has made a big change in our modern day society like Brown vs. Board of Education. Neither one of these events 100% took away the problem about racism, but they both have help take a giant step towards it. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court made the decision to allow African Americans and Whites to have equal opportunities. From this court case, whites and blacks were now able to attend the same schools. In Bob Herberts article, he states that “Schools are no longer legally segregated, but because of residential patterns, housing discrimination, economic disparities and long-held custom, they most emphatically are in reality.” (pg. 2) This is sadly so true. We had people fight so hard to have equal schools when in reality we don’t. Like Wise said, Herbert agrees that the election of Obama hasn’t made anything easier for anyone. School districts have been trying to come up with ways to pass this segregation problem.
Some have established specialized, high-achieving magnet schools in high-poverty neighborhoods, which have had some success in attracting middle class students. Some middle-class schools have been willing to accept transfers of low-income students when those transfers are accompanied by addition resurces that benefit all of the students in the school. (pg. 3)
I think this is a great idea. I think in places with poverty we should try to mix students of different finical backgrounds together.
The idea of racism will take years and years to fully go away. We as Americans just have to keep trying our best to help move the process of getting that done.