The NC chapter of the NAACP has been quite vocal in its support of continuing the Wake County Public Schools policy of busing children across the county in order to achieve “diversity.” They have even gone so far as to introduce race-baiting terms like “resegregation” to the debate and more or less call opponents of diversity racists for wanting to change it.
However, a poll we conducted in November shows that the position supported by the NAACP is opposed by blacks in Wake County.
When asked if they supported the current policy of assigning students to schools to achieve diversity instead of sending students to schools closest to their home, 59.2% of black voters said they opposed the diversity policy.
That’s right, nearly 60% of blacks in Wake County would rather send their child to the school closest to them. Apparently there is a broad disconnect between the NAACP leadership and the parents who actually have children in schools. So instead of tossing around racist terms like its 1962, maybe the NAACP should stand with black parents who are putting their children on buses before the sun comes up to send them across the county to achieve little in the way of educational gain.
The current system is failing low income students of all races. Why not give something new and different a try before calling everyone a racist?