30 Jul 2003 Speaking of Brown v. Board of Education, Does the Left Still Support It?
Various folks here have opinions about NY Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement that NYC will open a public high school exclusively for gay students.
David Almasi, our executive director, notes the irony of a liberal-backed plan to segregate gay students from others nearly 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education decreed that segregating students denies “the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.” He wonders: Does the left now repudiate Brown as well?
David Ridenour, vp (and husband) observed that the University of Michigan, when defending before the U.S. Supreme Court policies that gave minority students extra admissions points based on their race, said “diversity” is an important component of education. By and large, the left has applauded Michigan’s reasoning. So… why aren’t these same leftists condemning New York’s decision to make NY schools less diverse?