Kids at a prestigious New York high school walked out of class this week in protest over the fact that the school is made of 50 percent white students.
About 300 students at Beacon High School walked out of class on Monday to protest the school’s strict admission guidelines that the children maintain discriminates against minorities.
“The abundance of privilege in our school is so universal that it usually goes unquestioned and unnoticed,” student Toby Paperno told the media, according to the Washington Examiner.
During their march, the kids screeched slogans such “end Jim Crow” and “education is a right, not just for the rich and white.” Not that the had any clue what they were yammering about, granted.
According to the Examiner:
Students argued that Beacon demonstrates a systemic issue of discrimination in the city’s school system. The largest in the country, the school system is about 70% black and Hispanic.
“Beacon is really important because if students within Beacon are saying that the system is not working, this means that even the ones who are benefiting are not having it, that this is not working for anyone,” said Hispanic student Carmen Lopez Villamil.
Naturally, the city immediately crumpled before the students.
“Our schools are stronger when they reflect the diversity of our city, and we’re taking a look at our admissions processes,” said the city’s Department of Education spokeswoman Katie O’Hanlon.
Parents, though, don’t want the high standards to be dumbed down because the standards are the only reason the school is good for their kids.
The walkout was organized by a group of agitators by the name of Teens Take Charge, a group that pushes for racial diversity in schools.
New York mayor Bill de Blasio has also come to the support of the students and their efforts to gut the standards of the school.
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