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|Actor Jason Jones – the husband of President Donald Trump “resistor” Samantha Bee – is opposed to a move that would introduce http://www.authenticseahawksproshop.com/wholesale-nfl-seattle-seahawks-cheap-54-bobby-wagner-jerseys.html further integration into the couple’s children’s school, but says his opposition should not be interpreted as “racist.”
In June of last year, education media Chalkbeat reported on parents’ protests against rezoning plans for New York City’s wealthy Upper West Side. The story went virtually unnoticed, but after a weekend of Bee promoting her alternative White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) event, Jones’s comments went viral as critics accused the liberal Bee of hypocrisy.
The city’s proposal in the case of P.S. 452 was to move the school from the building it shares with two other schools on W. 77th Street to one on Amsterdam Avenue and 61st Street that is now occupied by P.S. 191 and is adjacent to a housing project. P.S. 191 would then move one block west into a newly constructed building.
P.S. 452’s student population is three-quarters white and Asian, with only eight percent black and 13 percent Hispanic.
Most of the parents opposed the http://www.bedava100.com/purchase-nfl-arizona-cardinals-cheap-57-alex-okafor-jerseys.html move, reports WNYC, insisting their objections were not based upon resistance to integration, but upon the ability to keep their own neighborhood schools.
“To portray any opposition as classist or racist is as bad as it can get,” said Jones, a former Daily Show comedian.
“It disheartens me to wake up in the morning and see that the Upper West side is divided,” he also stated. “We are not divided, we are absolutely united in wanting what’s best for our children.”
Jones complained about what he referred to as “rhetoric” from some parents that, he thought, might indicate they were “terrified” of having their children’s school moved to a building near a housing project. He said such representation was “dishonest at best and slanderous at worst.”
“So I urge you, to stop talking to the press,” he added. “This is a private matter, I think, from our community. This story doesn’t exist without your quotes.”
Bee, the host of TBS’s Full Frontal, made headlines for her assessment of Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton last November, in which she asserted that “white people” have ruined America:
More recently, Bee issued an apology after mocking an attendee at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for having Jack Mewhort Youth Jersey a haircut that resembled that of a Nazi.
“This year, the bow ties were gone, replaced by Nazi hair, Nazi hair, Nazi hair,” was the comment about 20-year-old student Kyle Coddington, who, as it turns out, has a shaved head because he is battling State 4 brain cancer.
Writing at the Resurgent, Erick Erickson observed Jones’s comments about the rezoning of his school district, and how a conservative or Republican parent with similar remarks would have likely been called out for racism:
Forced integration, in fact, is also not necessarily welcomed by minority parents, as many white progressives have decided it must be.
“Neighborhood schools before integration worked well because students made important connections with the school family and their community, despite the access and equity issues of the day,” Dr. Deborah De Sousa Owens, education leader at the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) told Breitbart News in 2015.
Owens bemoaned the interference of government in neighborhood schools, especially those for low-income families.
“At the end of the day, it is parents and communities who really help students, especially low-income students succeed in school and life,” she said. “What we need are more educational options for families and a Spencer Paysinger Womens Jersey concerted effort to involve more churches and community members in the education of students, particularly low-income students.”