Try and follow this guy’s logic, I tried, it gave me a migraine. Update to this story.
[T]alking about this and other topics related to race doesn’t make one a racist. But denying its relevance in everyday life has the potential to hurt everyone. For example, the Florida State Board of Education has recently come under fire because the academic achievement goals it set for minority students appear to be lower than the ones set for white students. By the 2017-18 school year, the board wants to have 88% of white students at or above the grade level benchmark for reading but only 81% of Latinos and 74% of blacks.
The reason: the disparity in the current reading level. While 69% of whites reach that mark now, only 53% of Latinos and just 38% of blacks do. That’s a problem, not only in terms of students’ ability to get into college, but just having a workforce in the state that is literate. So though the percentages of the 2017-18 goals seem biased in favor of whites, the percentage increase seeks to aggressively address a major reading problem plaguing minorities.
This isn’t racist. This is recognizing that if this racial disparity goes unchecked, it could have debilitating long-term effects on Florida’s economy.
Some think the word diversity is a euphemism for “anything but white,” but I don’t. I believe in the diversity of thought, which sometimes can play out racially, but not always. Having people from different geographic locations can introduce different insight and talent to a college campus or workforce, and variations of socioeconomic status bring in diversity as well.