Sociology 207 American Diversity

In Kozol, page 133 (roughly – this will change with different printings), a principal discusses the racial difference in schools and justice. For this paper, please interpret and discuss this quote as it relates to the different types of diversity we have discussed so far.
“The United States now has, in many black administrators of the public schools, precisely the defeated overseers it needs to justify this terrible immiseration. It is a tradition that goes back at least 300 years. A few of us are favored. They invite us to a White House ceremony and award us something – a ‘certificate of excellence’ – for our achievement. So we accept some things and we forget some other things and what we can’t forget we learn how to shut out of mind and we adopt the rhetoric that is required of us and we speak of ‘quality’ or ‘excellence’ – not justice.”

WE ACCEPT