Can you imagine if a Republican in the South warned against forcing integration “down people’s throats”? That is exactly what New York City Public Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña did in an effort to move an Upper West Side public school to a new location next to a public housing project. The school is 75% white and Asian with only 13% of students on the free lunch program. That 13% number stands out because the school is in a neighborhood where 48% of residents are low income.
The public school is a high performing public school to which a lot of rich, elite Manhattanites send their kids instead of paying for private school. But the school is in a cramped building and the school system wants to move it to a larger building. That building would be by a housing project and, as a result, would compel some rezoning that would diversify the student population.
You know who is opposed to this increased diversity?
Samantha Bee’s husband and probably Samantha Bee herself.
For those who have never heard of her, Samantha Bee is a smug liberal on TBS who denies there is a problem with smug liberals on television. She is also the woman who targeted a young man with brain cancer and claimed he had a Nazi style haircut.
I’m sure Jason Jones a/k/a Mr. Samantha Bee has reasons other than race. It could be as simple as the new location would be further from his home. But can you really imagine Samantha Bee or her husband, who worked for the Daily Show, ever giving a Republican the benefit of the doubt on this issue? And, as one parent notes, “the needs of the community outweigh my own personal convenience.” Not for Samantha Bee’s husband.
Again, the Chancellor of the public schools is opposed to forcing integration “down people’s throats,” which is exactly what every Supreme Court decision on school integration has done.
These people are amazing hypocrites.