Let's see, who was that god to whom the Canaanites sacrificed children? Moloch? Well, his modern descendants, who have sacrificed children to the idols of egalitarianism and diversity, have now been slapped down by the U. S. Supreme Court, which struck down Jefferson County's desegregation policy in a split 5-4 decision. That does not mean, of course, that the district won't find other means to accomplish these purposes that are equally irrelevant to education.
Prize for the best sound bite goes to Chief Justice John Roberts: "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." Amen to that.
Has any one noticed how the coverage of this issue is studiously avoiding the "B" word? Why is the media scared to utter the unutterable word: busing. No, we prefer the much more abstract and sterile expression "desegregation policies." That way, we don't have to think about all the time and money being wasted on what they are actually practically really doing: putting kids on buses when they would otherwise be at home in their own communities.
So from now, let's use the word (busing) as often as possible. Let me repeat that, what I just said about busing, which was to say the word busing as much as possible. Because that's what they're doing. Busing.
Of course, the proponents of this social engineering scheme (another expression the proponents don't like, just like busing) continue to maintain that these schemes (the ones that involve busing) improve academic performance--a position that has everything going for it except the evidence.