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    Filed at 1:09 pm under by dcobranchi

    In an article about Alabama’s segregationist past (and present):

    Killings also frets about Alabama schools steadfastly re-segregating. This phenomenon, which is getting increased attention among national education experts, is attributed to factors including the suburban migration of white families, private school expansion and the rising popularity of home schooling among white conservatives.

    I find it hard to believe that the tiny minority of homeschoolers makes a significant contribution to re-segregation. We would have to be many times larger than we are now (and essentially all white) to even begin to be as causative as white flight.

    3 Responses to “DON’T BLAME US”

    Comment by
    November 29th, 2004
    at 1:22 pm

    I wonder if that is an original thought – or something the author read online recently?

    Comment by
    November 29th, 2004
    at 2:00 pm

    The right of the US citizen to live where he wants to and choose his own friends is evidentally the pesky barrier to someone’s ideal society. It’s hard to socially engineer when people can opt out of your machinery.

    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    November 29th, 2004
    at 3:05 pm

    The right of the US citizen to live where he wants to and choose his own friends…

    Ah, naivete. Freedom of association was resoundingly trashed as soon as people started asserting their imaginary rights to education, employment, and equal outcomes.