The Problem We All Live With [racism] | This American Life

Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there’s one thing nobody tries anymore, despite a lot of evidence that it works- desegregation. This week, Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district in Missouri that, just a few years ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program. It’s the first of a two-part series.

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People are even racist against children. America’s racist attitude is deep. Racism is a serious problem. What are we doing to fix the problem of racism?


Why doesn’t This American Life say ‘get poor kids performing as well as Asian kids’?


Notice that This American Life reinforces the doctrine of White Supremacy with their choice of words, even while reporting a story about exposing racism.


Many reporters say that Black and Latino kids should perform in school as White kids. Reporters make the issue sound racial rather than economic.


Reporters also erase the story of high performing Asian students and never say that low performing White students should perform as well as high performing Asian students.


PS – We sometimes hear main stream media blame parents of Black and Latino kids for anything their child does wrong. Yet we do not hear the police being blamed for killing the parent(s).


Also, when a White shooter goes on a rampage, are the White parents blamed by main stream media?