By J. Peder Zane | 4 August 2020
REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Torch-carrying neo-Nazis in Charlottesville were the face of white supremacy in 2017.
Today it’s “Nice White Parents.” That’s the title of a new podcast distributed by the New York Times which argues that many black and brown children are not excelling in our public schools because of “what is arguably the most powerful force in our schools: White parents.”
Specifically, liberal white parents who espouse enlightened views on race but then refuse to send their children to truly integrated schools – e.g. minority-majority without separate “gifted and talented” tracks — for fear they will be shortchanging their kids. Apart from the complex educational issues at play — including the inflammatory suggestion that minorities need to be around whites to succeed – the podcast reflects the left’s broader effort to demonize an unlikely group as it seeks to reduce every issue in American life to questions of race: liberal white women. […]