Black and Latino Students Left Out of Elite NYC Schools
NAACP says schools are giving discriminatory exams.
The NAACP is claiming that elite New York City schools are discriminating against Black and Latino students, resulting in their classrooms being filled with mostly white and Asian students.
“There are significant inequities in the quality of education and certainly the outcomes for students of color in the city’s middle schools,” said Damon Hewitt, director of the education practice at the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund to the NY Daily News.
The NAACP argues that some specialized high schools exclude minorities by using a single discriminatory exam.
NY Daily News points out that Anderson School in Manhattan, a gifted program that has the best test scores in the city, only 17% of the 569 students are black or Latino.