It is interesting (and surprising!) that Grosse Pointe School Board member Christopher Profeta tweeted, “US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation.” Which means charter schools are the cause for segregation in urban America. That is a lot coming from a school district that is predominantly white and does not allow Detroiters to attend his school district. The Grosse Pointe School District sits along the city of Detroit’s eastern border. It is a gem of a school district in one of the most affluent areas in the state of Michigan.
If Mr. Profeta truly supports integration, he should get his district’s school board to allow Detroit students to attend his school district. That would impress me for sure. I would love to see how that conversation goes. After all, that is what integration was about in the ’50s and ’60s in America. It is time people stop using and twisting history and facts to strengthen their agenda. We have enough of that in the White House.
Let’s deal with the real problems of why folks of color are segregated in America. Let’s deal with institutional racism that affects education, economics and the communities Black people live in. How about we focus on solving the real problems in our world. Let’s not make up any more unnecessary and incorrect fights. We have enough to debate and fight about while we attempt to improve education for “all” of our children. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Real conversations about segregation matter. Not twisted issues to support a one-sided argument.
Read CAPCON Tom Gantert’s article and tell us what you think of charter schools and segregation at @DetroitSchlTalk. Let’s focus on the problems we already have. Let’s not create new issues. @MichCapCon @Edu_Post @NAACP #GrossePointe #Detroit