Diversity round-up: Far too many white teachers, but Cinco de Mayo is great!

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Public school teachers are overwhelmingly white, does not at all reflect the diversity of their students: We tend to think of public schools as fairly diverse places, but it seems at least one aspect of the public school system is remarkably non-diverse, namely: the teachers.

A new study shows that over four out of five public school teachers are white, even though half of all public school students are children of color. So that’s pretty clearly less than ideal.

According to findings released from the National Education Association and the Center of American Progress, of the 3.3 million teachers working in public schools during 2012, only 8% were Hispanic, 7% were black, and just 2% were Asian.  The other 82% were white, clearly at odds with the fact that 48% of students in public schools are non-white.

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Ken Braun: Affirmative action using racial preferences fuels the bigotry it’s supposed to stop: A powerful tool for perpetuating prejudice is the ability to blame one’s own shortcomings on somebody or something else. Even an ill-educated, bigoted parent looking for a scapegoat can understand the hypocrisy of his own government discriminating against him and his offspring.

As with segregated drinking fountains, government policy regarding race has a powerful ability to alter the moral compass of weaker minds. No bigot would be worthy of the calling if his children weren’t encouraged to blame their own disappointments on “affirmative action” and its beneficiaries.

Conco [sic] De Mayo parade in South Lorain showcases international pride:

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LORAIN, Ohio — When it comes to experiencing diversity and true international flavor, there’s nothing that compares to the vibe one gets when visiting Lorain.

That close-knit community feel rang truest during the city’s 17th annual Cinco De Mayo parade on the streets of South Lorain May 3.

“Lorain County has everyone beat when it comes to cultural diversity,” state Senator Gayle Manning said as she prepared to march along with her campaign crew and 58 other units representing political, community and cultural organizations across Lorain County.

As a representative of urban and rural areas of the state, Manning said when talking with other senators, she sees politicians who represent the majority of one or the other side, and never get the chance to experience the diversity she sees firsthand, daily.

“I have it all, and I like that,” she said. “I’ve always said one of the best places to come and eat is Lorain, Ohio because of its cultural diversity.”

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