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(the) Truth will Set Us Free: California schools tell mother Blackness prevents access to a free and appropriate education » NeuroClastic

The purpose of the meeting was to express, again, why she felt it was important for Truth to be screened and demanding to know why he was ineligible. Izzy was told, “For example, Black people aren’t going to know what a lattice is.” (referring to a specific question on the test.) Izzy bristles at this clearly prejudiced opinion stating that not only do Black people know what a lattice is, but even her four year old child does.

Wow. Absolutely incredible. You think that you don’t live in a day and an age where that is still happening. You think that California, of all places, would be more progressive.

It is true that they will do anything they can deny services and accommodations. It feels like every IEP meeting is a fight. It all comes down to money.

But still, even if you thought, hey, this test might be racist, maybe we shouldn’t give it to Black people, you’ve had 50 years to make a non-racist test.


(the) Truth will Set Us Free: California schools tell mother Blackness prevents access to a free and appropriate education » NeuroClastic