Everything is racist!
From the article:
"President Joe Biden is on the verge of meeting his 100-day pledge to press the majority of American schools into reopening for five days of weekly in-person instruction. But there's a problem. Most of the kids returning to classes are white."
We've known since last spring that COVID lockdowns are disproportionately affecting poor, urban families – many of them from minority communities.
In fact, some have said these school lockdowns are leading to "a lost generation," not only for American students, but for hundreds of millions around the world who don't live in developed nations.
Yet I was told that advocating for the end of school lockdowns is racist and that my concerns for families with less resources – regardless of their ethnicity – are anti-science and a symptom of white supremacy.
In the article, Politico pointed out how the majority of black, Asian, and Latino families haven't re-enrolled their kids for on-site learning:
"Eighty percent of public schools were open for at least some in-person learning by the end of February, according to a government survey, but an estimated 78 percent of Asian eighth-graders were learning in a fully remote environment. Nearly 60 percent of Black and Hispanic eighth-graders also learned at home full time."
Politico then went on to imply that black families especially don't trust the school system with the underlying implication that America is a systemically oppressive and racist nation.
Here's a better, less racist headline for Politico that actually explains the real problem:
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