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In addressing Chinese-American parents testifying to keep the #SHSAT @MarkTreyger718 *incorrectly* sites 1927 Lum v Rice case as about Chinese being excluded from public schools. It was actually abt them wanting to be classified as white and therefore not assigned to black school
Chinese-Americans in this case did not sue to end segregation, just to benefit from it. So, I think this case ironically did not make the point he was trying to make. (SCOTUS, btw, ruled Chinese could not go to white school)
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I wonder what y'all think about the term "meritocracy" in light of the #metoo movement and with the latest college admissions scandals and the NYC specialized high schools tests equity diversity controversy right now. #SHSAT
Did/Do I have more "worth" or "merit" than anyone else? I don't think so. But I was and am still defined by the fact that I went to Columbia & Brooklyn Tech b4 that: people take stock in that. That's why this #SHSAT convo is so impt for me. I have enormous pride & guilt in that.
I don't think I deserve more privileges or titles than anyone else. Sure, I worked damn hard as a kid, but that was my poverty mindset, that I would be a nobody and still poor working-class if I didn't get my family out of poverty. That was an intense mindset for a kid. #shsat
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My opinion about the #SHSAT changed when I became a teacher. So many things affect education of a student, from stable home life, employment for families, resources, violence, expectations of ppl in communities, the turnover in neighborhood schools. Education reflects all that.
Then I saw maps showing the vast segregation of NYC. @nytimes race map is from 2015. @businessinsider income nap from 2014. This is the real reason why our education system in NYC- the legacy of racism, segregation and resulting denial of resources to neighborhoods. It's stark.
My Asian American people will ask, why, as low-income people, do we succeed & black & Latinx people don't? Many of us whom are EAST Asian (lighter skin and who are benefactors of colorism) did NOT inherit the legacy of racist segregation policies in the way Black folk did. #SHSAT
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The answer to a fundamentally unfair system is not to expand that unfair system so that it includes a few more students. This is the persistent problem with racial injustice — we don’t want to fix it, just patch the leaks.
If folks are this tight about attempts to let more elite black children into an elite public high school, is it no wonder we have some of the most segregated schools in the country?
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