The principal of this school is a man named Marcos Aguilar. Let’s take a look at what he has to say on separate but equal education (via TCLA – emphasis added):
TCLA: Finally, what do you see as the legacy of the Brown decision?
MA: If Brown was just about letting Black people into a White school, well we don’t care about that anymore. We don’t necessarily want to go to White schools. What we want to do is teach ourselves, teach our children the way we have of teaching. We don’t want to drink from a White water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts. We don’t need a White water fountain. So the whole issue of segregation and the whole issue of the Civil Rights Movement is all within the box of White culture and White supremacy. We should not still be fighting for what they have. We are not interested in what they have because we have so much more and because the world is so much larger. And ultimately the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction. And so it isn’t about an argument of joining neo liberalism, it’s about us being able, as human beings, to surpass the barrier.
On a related note, Ed Driscoll wonders about: “The Return Of Separate But Equal Education?” He linked up to a blogpost by Betsy Newmark that talked about the Seattle public school system’s attempt at defining racism. Their definition? Via FoxNews (the original definition on the Seattle site has been taken down, but thankfully Fox has it) :
“The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latino/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by the members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites). The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.”
Understand? If you’re a white person targeted by a black person or a Latino person, the person targeting you is not a racist because he or she ‘has no power.’ Amazing!