My friend Jeff was asking me what I thought about the "black only" school idea. I don’t watch or keep up with the news; in fact I am pretty oblivious to what is going on in the world around me. I had no idea what he was talking about so I looked up what CTV and CBC had to say.
I can appreciate people wanting to group together. It is why cities have "Little Italy" and Christians have their own elementary schools. We humans like being in bubbles with those who are similar to us. It is comfortable, safe and we have the strength and support of a community but isn’t this separate school a real "nobly motivated" segregation? It seems like a step back. Isn’t this the very thing Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against? If it was a white group making the suggestion red flags would be raised. Why is this different? Just my first reaction, what do you think?.
NaNo Word Count: 18,227 hoping to be at 21,000 before I got to bed tonight.
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