Parents of Kindergarden students at a school in Larchmont, NY are protesting because they feel that the school is practicing segregation by grouping all of the minority Kindergarteners into one classroom with an African American teacher.
The parents took their case to Washington, DC and informed the federal government of the school’s practices. The parents say that they informed the school that what they were doing was wrong, but their concerns were ignored.
The town of Larchmont is made up of 91 percent white residents so there isn’t a lot of diversity.
The parents claim of discrimination was reviewed by the Federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights who found that ”minority students were disproportionately assigned to one particular kindergarten class for two years reviewed.”
The school district has denied any wrongdoing and agreed to have the federal government oversee race platement in the classroom for the next two years.
Some parents are now calling for other classrooms to be investigated for the same discriminatory practices.