I told you Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would be this administration’s James “We have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple” Watt. The Department of Education released this monstrosity yesterday:
Leaving aside the illiteracy of the statement, historical black colleges and universities were founded because black people were not allowed to attend white colleges and universities. This had nothing to do with a desire to be “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.” Surely, someone at the Department of Education must know about Jim Crow. This is what happens when you twist everything to justify vouchers and other education reformy crap.
It’s also worth noting that this is a complete whitewashing of Jim Crow–something ‘racist curious’ (and flat-out racists) do–in order to justify the resegregation of U.S. schools. After all, if black people wanted to form these colleges, as opposed to having no recourse, then resegregation isn’t really a problem.