Brickbat: Segregation Today


Kila Posey has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights after finding that Atlanta's Mary Lin Elementary School was segregating students in classrooms based on race. Posey, who is black, said she found out when she asked that her daughter be assigned to a teacher she thought would be a good fit and was told that teacher didn't teach in one of the black classrooms. She said she was stunned to find out that policy was put in place by the school's black principal, who thought it would be good for black students. In a statement, Atlanta Public Schools said that it does not condone assigning students to classrooms based on race, that it has investigated the matter, and that "actions were taken." It did not say what actions the district took.