ABC- Officials say several South Bend field trips are planned for some third graders over the next week - but only for black third graders, WBND-TV reports.
The district says these are not meant to be discriminatory trips.
"We should be able to do everything together and not separate," said Charles Yost, South Bend dad.
"I feel like all kids should be going," said Deidra Mullings, South Bend mom, said.
"It creates a double standard," said South Bend mom Kelley Garing.
"I want these third graders to have the opportunity to think of themselves as college students," said Dr. G. David Moss, African/American Inclusion with South Bend Community School Corporation.
Moss says, statistically, black students are less likely to think of college as a real possibility.
"Our black kids are struggling academically," he said.
Indiana, comin' in hot! Starting to think that what Florida is to meth heads and homicide, Indiana is to racial, religious, and sexual injustices. There you go South Bend, nothing creates a healthy learning environment like some good, old fashioned segregation! Only one way to show black kids that college is for everyone is by separating them by color. I wonder if they are going to make everyone sit in the back the bus on the way there?
First of all, isn't a little early to be worried about college in third grade? There were exactly zero things I paid attention to during field trips in 3rd grade. I couldn't have gave less of a shit what we were doing. We could have took a field trip to the morgue and I would have treated it like Disney Land. You know why? Because the only thing that matters about field trips is that it isn't school. It's that you don't have to learn, or pay attention, or even listen. Like I just wasn't going to fuck around at a museum because Susie's mom the chaperone told me not to? Never liked that bitch anyway. Always gave me the shitty slice on pizza day.
Even is these kids did pay attention, do you know what the first thing they will notice is? THAT ALL THEIR FUCKING WHITE FRIENDS AREN'T THERE. Kids are too damn innocent to be concerned about race at that age. Not if David Moss has anything to say about that. The key is to make their differences so glaring that they have no choice but to recognize them. Brilliant. Have fun with that conversation. "Billy's not here because we are confident that he is going to college based on his skin color". You mean to tell me that a school in middle America doesn't have dumb white kids. That might be the most unbelievable part of this story. The owner of 'Memories Pizza' had to start somewhere. My guess is he was left off the all black college trip. I bet the first place this idiot teacher takes them is the gym to tell them "if you work really, really hard on your jump shot you only have to come here for one year. Class, say hi to Mr. Calipari!"
Hey Dr. Moss, I don't want to question that doctorate of yours or anything, but there is this little phenomenon called practicing what you preach. Wouldn't the best way to show kids that everyone can go to college be to BRING EVERYONE TO COLLEGE!?!