It seems that racism will not die. The latest demand from the political left is that teachers look like their students. And, as we as a population become browner and blacker, the leftists say there are not enough brown and black teachers. But think about that: If a classroom has 35 students and 20 of them are brown or black, the leftists would demand that the class have a brown or black teacher. But what about the remaining 15 white kids? Do they not deserve a teacher who looks like them, too?
The easiest solution to this problem, of course, would be to segregate schools by race — right? Then white kids can have white teachers and brown and black kids can have brown and black teachers. But wait — haven’t we spent the last 160 years trying to escape racial segregation?
I suggest we stop dealing with people based on the color of their skin and start treating people, including students, as individuals. It is called ending racism. What a concept.
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