What led Chicago to shutter dozens of majority-black schools? Racism | Eve Ewing | Opinion | The Guardian

In other words, the question of whether something is racist may be more complicated than it appears on the surface. We might consider events and policies racist not because an individual is hurling epithets or explicitly trying to harm black people but because they result in the systematic disenfranchisement of black people and harm to black children – regardless of intent – and because they are bound up in the perpetuation of historical policies rooted in more explicit racism. And this, in part, is why people fight so hard for their schools: because the fight is actually about a great deal more than just one building.

Source: What led Chicago to shutter dozens of majority-black schools? Racism | Eve Ewing | Opinion | The Guardian