Segregation: The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart; the enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment.
Discrimination: Recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another; the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
It was recently reported that the American Civil Liberties Union is suing Delaware for Violation of Title VI and § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
A. The Complainants Have Established a Violation of Title VI and Section
504 Title VI prohibits recipients of federal financial assistance from discriminating based on race, color, or national origin. Section 504 likewise prohibits recipients of federal financial assistance from discriminating based on disability.
The Department of Education regulations implementing these statutes prohibit state or school conduct that has “the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination because of their race, color, or national origin,” as well as conduct that has “the effect of subjecting qualified handicapped persons to discrimination on the basis of handicap.” The regulations prohibit practices and policies that have a disparate impact by race or disability, even if there is no discriminatory intent behind those practices.
All of United States policies and procedures are segregationist and discriminatory.
Our country guarantees freedom and justice for all. It should not be necessary to collect information regarding race, color, disability, or national origin, on any government form or document. However, these factors play an important part in how federal education funds are distributed to states.
Every state in the union should receive educational funding according to the needs of their Local Education Agency’s responsibility to provide every student with an excellent, developmentally appropriate, arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talent.
We must concentrate on uniting America by freeing our current system of education from the bonds of segregation and discrimination.
Our children deserve to live the American dream, freedom and justice for ALL.
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