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What School Segregation Has To Do With The Rise Of Donald Trump

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canada goose clearance In recent years, integration of schools has largely been abandoned as a national priority an indicator that various racial groups are spending less time interacting. This lack of familiarity makes it easy for students, parents and stakeholders to demonize groups who don’t look like them a staple of Trump’s campaign, said Gary Orfield, distinguished professor andco director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. canada goose clearance

“The American dream is very, very similar across racial and ethnic lines. People who actually experience interracial contact, especially under appropriate conditions, develop more positive attitudes,” said Orfield, who has been studying this issue for decades. “Racial segregation fosters prejudice. It fosters false understandings.”

canada goose uk black friday Trump’s strategy to embolden racists with hate rhetoric speaking of Mexican immigrants as canada goose outlet in vancouver “rapists” and proposing a ban on Muslims entering the country did not become a winning one in a vacuum. In part, the dismantling of school desegregation efforts coupled with demographic changes that have resulted in the country being more diverse may have created the landscape that allowed Trump’s racially charged agenda to thrive. The average Latino student attends a school that is57 percent Latino, while the average white student attends a school that is 73 percent white suggesting that these canada goose outlet mall two populations are not often in situations where they are raising families together. canada goose uk black friday

Its been a change so dramatic and so fast, I think many whites are stunned.

Decades of evidence on racial integration suggest that racially integrated school environments reduce racial prejudice and bias, according to Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, a public policy research group.

“That’s been a major setback in this country where we’ve seen resegregation by race and class in the public schools,” Kahlenberg said. This can open the door to”scapegoat canada goose outlet in montreal minorities.”

Trump’s election has emboldened racists so much so that in the days since Nov. 8, a rash of racial and religiously based hate crimes have broken out around the country. Research shows that GOP voters who feel most warmly about Trump seem to have canada goose womens outlet the most negative attitudes about canada goose outlet legit immigrants, Islam and living in a majority minority nation.

uk canada goose outlet This is partly because Brown v. Board of Education the supreme court case that made state sanctioned segregation unconstitutional in 1954 only dealt with the question of white and black students, making Latinos largely invisible in subsequent school desegregation policies. uk canada goose outlet

cheap Canada Goose “We just assumed we could go through this very dramatic demographic change without really working on it, from either side really,” Orfield said. “Its been a change so dramatic and so fast, I think many whites are stunned. Especially older whites, they think their society is going away. And it is. We’re creating a different society.” cheap Canada Goose

Canada Goose online But it’s not just in schools where populations can be exposed to diversity. In previous decades, the military brought together groups from different racial and economic backgrounds, Kahlenberg said. Once the draft ended in 1973, the military no longer served such a function. Canada Goose online

Religious institutions, too, could make a difference in promoting racial tolerance, although there is little indication that this is happening,said Matthew Delmont, a professor of history at Arizona State University.

canada goose factory sale “We’re really left with public schools as the place where people of different backgrounds can come together and learn from one another,” Kahlenberg said. canada goose factory sale

The most recent election cycle has brought explicit hate back into the national discourse, Delmont said. Schools could provide a long term solution to this by providing “more daily interactions across racial and ethnic lines,” canada goose outlet reviews he said. cheap canada goose There’s opportunity for more nuanced and informed conversations to take place.

“Watching how the debates unfolded in this last presidential cycle, white Americans and people of color are talking past each other and fundamentally understand issues of race and prejudice in very different terms,” said Delmont, who wrote a book aboutresistance to school desegregation in the north. He said he couldn’t guarantee that racially integrated schools would change the political outlook, but it does encourage people to talk to each other.

uk canada goose “When you have conditions of segregation as we do in this country,” he said, “It’s easy for people to let their fears dominate how they view the world.” uk canada goose.