Diversity for thee but not for me, seems to be the leftist message. At least that’s the takeaway from a little incident in Brooklyn, NYC, which a writer is calling “the Capitol of Liberal Hypocrisy.”
It’s a tale of two Brooklyn schools and two Brooklyn worlds. One world is, as National Review writer Reihan Salam put it, “a relatively new neighborhood that is essentially a forest of condominiums catering to financiers, techies, and ‘creative professionals’” and that is quite appropriately named “Dumbo” (shown). The other comprises Farragut Houses, a sprawling public-housing complex abutting the Brooklyn Navy Yard that constitutes “the other side of the tracks.” The schools are predominantly white P.S. 8 and mostly black P.S. 307.
The problem? P.S. 8 is overcrowded, with 50 families placed on a waiting list for kindergarten last spring, while P.S. 307 has room. So the city decided it made sense to move Dumbo and another neighborhood, Vinegar Hill, into P.S. 307’s zone so that their residents’ children could attend the school. But whether or not it made sense, it certainly didn’t make friends among Dumbo parents.
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