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Public schools growing more diverse, and we all benefit

Public schools growing more diverse, and we all benefit

At the beginning of her second-grade year, my daughter was filling out a questionnaire for school when she stumbled on a question she couldn't answer. "'Which most closely describes you: white, black, Latino, Pacific Islander,'" she read aloud. "What do they mean?" Your skin color, I told her. She stared at me blankly for a few moments. "Who cares?" she asked, genuinely baffled. I don't write down nearly enough of the things my kids say, but I wrote that one down. (Another I committed to paper, from my son: "Mom! The Hulk is so strong he could lift you! Wait, which weighs more, you or a bus?") But back to racial harmony....

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