Surprise! White People Don’t Really Care About School Diversity
Last century, white parents from Arkansas to Boston vigorously opposed the integration of local schools. Today, most white Americans still do not support interventions that would put more of their children in classrooms with black students, a new poll reveals.
A HuffPost/YouGov poll asked Americans if they think “the government should or should not try to make sure public schools include a balance of children from different races.” Nearly half opposed government intervention to diversify schools. Most said kids should go to their neighborhood schools even if they’re not racially diverse – which they’re usually not.
Responses varied drastically along racial lines.