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Do you think the vocher movement today has the intention to desegregate ???

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I also think Nmaginate's point is key.

Why is it we don't 'jump on' the petitions for federal funding of the private schools that enable European kids evade the requirement for integration public schools.
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point.
    With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten.

To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives.

The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact of Life that Separate Has and Never Will Be "EQUAL". For sure, equality is not the intent of the Vouchers Campaign. You haven't seen those promoting vouchers talking about equalizing the entire school funding apparatus - e.g. moving away from property tax based system.

You have heard the same ole language used in an openly racist era in American History. They called them "Freedom Of Choice Plans" then and even tried to sell the Black Community on the benefits they would offer African-Americans.
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By the 10th anniversary of the decision in 1965, less than 2 percent of formerly segregated school districts had experienced any desegregation. Local resistance was fierce. It wasn't until 1968 that the court put some bite behind Brown with a focused and specific remedy in Green v. County School Board of New Kent County. In the years after Brown, the state of Virginia found ways to impede integration. Under the threat of losing federal money because of its non-compliance in desegregating its schools, the New Kent County, Va., school board, in 1965, adopted a "freedom of choice" plan, which allowed black and white students to choose which school - the all-black Watkins or the all-white New Kent - they wanted to attend. After three years, no white children attended Watkins, while only 15 percent of blacks attended New Kent. The plaintiffs argued that the freedom of choice plan perpetuated a segregated, dual-school system.

http://www.law.columbia.edu/focusareas/brownvboard/bvbcommemorate
Hmmm.... So, I'm like: "Vouchers?? Haven't we seen this before?"

As noted, some 15% of Black kids went to Kent and ostensibly were able to take advantage of "better" schools. So the idea of offering opportunities or "choice" to Black kids is not the point at all. The History is pretty clear about that. Whites then and undoubtedly now (as if they ever relented) are out for the ultimate benefits they stand to reap from Vouchers. So how does it hurt them to give a little token benefit for some Black kids in the final analysis while never addressing the systematic and perpetual problems that extend out of that RACIST HISTORY? Hell, this is hardly anything but a replay and retry at that historical proposition.

But what I really find funny from our RHETORIC lovin' friend is how certain Deals With The "Devil" are supposed to be "better" than others. I guess with him (with his WHITE ASS) there really is "A BETTER WHITE MAN." He prefers the Right over the Left one even while he pretends to favor "Independence" and dares feign poses of authenticity when his Mimic Glands have always been in overdrive.
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