The superintendent of the Racine Unified School district in Wisconsin criticized a voucher program that was extended to her district. What was her criticism? Why did she think it was bad? Simply, the superintendent believes that Black parents were incompetent to raise their own children:
“I think Milwaukee is a good example of what will happen on a smaller scale here. In Milwaukee, it’s pretty much been white families who’ve taken advantage of private schools, with a few African-American families. The African-American families are the ones who are most prone to enroll their kids in the fly-by-night schools that cropped up after vouchers existed.
“They don’t know how to make good choices for their children. They really don’t. They didn’t have parents who made good choices for them or help them learn how to make good choices, so they don’t know how to do that.”
Despite all the cries of “symbolic racism” or cryptic “institutional racism,” there are indeed clear examples of racism. Unsurprisingly, it comes from Progressives.