Tea Party Backed Wake County, North Carolina School Board Re-Introduces Segregation

Republicans who won and took over the Raleigh, NC school board with the backing of the Tea Party. (And PLEASE LETS BE REAL.  The Tea Party are pasrt of the the Republican party as Progressives are to the Democratic party) have voted and approved to stop the busing of minority students from poorer neighborhoods into better-funded school districts. Wake County’s school superintendent has resigned in protest and guess what? His expected replacement is a Tea Party activist and retired general who lists himself as a fan of Glenn Beck on his Facebook page

The new school board has won applause from parents who blame the old policy – which sought to avoid high-poverty, racially isolated schools – for an array of problems in the district and who say that promoting diversity is no longer a proper or necessary goal for public schools. “This is Raleigh in 2010, not Selma, Alabama, in the 1960s – my life is integrated,” said John Tedesco, a new board member. “We need new paradigms.” But critics accuse the new board of pursuing an ideological agenda aimed at nothing less than sounding the official death knell of government-sponsored integration in one of the last places to promote it. Without a diversity policy in place, they say, the county will inevitably slip into the pattern that defines most districts across the country, where schools in well-off neighborhoods are decent and those in poor, usually minority neighborhoods struggle.

Today’s GOP and Tea Party: a bridge to the 19th century.

Fucking racist, bigoted assholes.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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