1970s Rules in a 2010s World

27 03 2017

Los Angeles



Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body.

The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent.

In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years.

The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s.

“The highly regarded middle school had been above 30% white for the past couple of years.”

I wonder if these two things could be related.

I tend to think that this is the only LAUSD school that is above 30% white.  And, to get to that, some marginally Caucasian sorts of peoples have to be counted as “white,” I am guessing.

Still and all, they’re stuck in the current year with rules that some judge made up out of thin air four decades ago.  Since the wheels in the judiciary system turn slowly, I surmised that the court case that led to the Federal judiciary’s decisions in the 1970s lasted for at least a decade, and it didn’t take me long to figure out that the case was all based off of where some black girl wanted to go to school in 1961.  So we have rules still being enforced in the uber-diverse Los Angeles of 2017 based on the paradigms of the very simple bimodal native born white American slash native born black American racial reality of the Los Angeles of 1961.




3 responses

28 03 2017

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Suck it California.

28 03 2017

She wanted to go to school close to where she lives, and the lawsuit filed on her behalf in order to make that happen almost resulted in everyone being bused all over town long distances.

That’s exactly what happened in St. Louis with the Minnie Liddell lawsuit — That was filed because someone wanted to go to school closer and not farther away from where they lived, and the whole thing resulted in a decades long expensive massive inter-district busing program where students often had long commutes.

Of course, you could say the same thing about school desegregation in the national aggregate — It started because a railroad yard welder in Topeka, Kansas got mad enough in 1951 to file a lawsuit because his young daughter had to walk and then (ironically) take a bus on a two-mile one way trip to school when their closest regular school was six blocks away from their house. And the lawsuit they filed started a whole pile of dominoes that resulted in so many places so many students having to spend so many hours on buses in order to avoid going to the schools within walking distances of their houses.

28 03 2017
John Vawter

I tend to think that this is the only LAUSD school that is above 30% white

There are a few in the Valley. Reed is technically in Studio City, not NoHo proper. Toluca Lake, Studio City, Valley Village, Sherman Oaks, Encino/Tarzana and Woodland Hills still have holdout Whites and (((whites))). Mostly retired entertainment industry folks, their kids and grandkids.

some marginally Caucasian sorts of peoples have to be counted as “white,”

There are (((Russians))) and Armenians. Armenians have spilled over from Glendale into Burbank (both independent cities not part of LAUSD), and now into NoHo and the suburbs I mentioned above. The best case scenario is that they will take over before the Hispanics do, since they’re slightly more friendly to the remaining Whites.

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