A Worthy Quest
It is really quite unfortunate that segregation in any venue still exists. But it does. And although there are many people who will argue that not having contact with cultures (racial and otherwise) besides your own will have no effect on you or upon your education, that is simply not true. If you are limited to one, or an extremely limited frame of reference then that will have a noticeable impact upon you. Even if the person truly has no desire to be discriminatory against the other group in question, the environment in which they have grown has shaped their viewpoints and assumptions, even if it is only on a subconscious level. I think that everyone should be given a chance to experience, or learn about, at least one other culture besides their own. I personally would find it very strange and uncomfortable for me to be in a place with limited or no diversity considering the way I have grown up. My family has had me experience various aspects of as many different cultures as they could and I have never gone to a school where there were less than 28 languages spoken. All of this enhanced my learning. I got to learn new things about various topics, I got different viewpoints on issues, and I was able to create a much broader frame of reference for myself. Segregation in the schools denies people from valuable diverse experiences. The reading discusses some possible solutions that they are trying to make work . But, although I do think that these are a start, I also think that there is still a lot more that has to be done. Relocating people, and pretty much just relocating the nonwhite city dwellers, is not the answer, it is worth a try, but it probably will cause quite a few negative results as well. I’m not quite sure what the complete answer is. But I do think that de-segregating the schools is a worthy goal.