We watched the Druid parade tonight. The high school marching bands were great. My first thought after watching them was that segregation was not dead in the south, as the schools that performed were not racially mixed. Then, I thought about the schools in NY. I thought about the JROTC competition I recently attended. Our schools are not any better. The racial makeup of the school you attend still depends on the neighborhood you live in. (My school is one of the few exceptions in the city.)
I'm not criticizing or accepting. I don't have any answers. I'm just making an observation.
The kids I saw tonight were great. I imagine they would be great no matter where they went to school.