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ErikS
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escape_toparadise
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Courts have the responsibility to create racially balanced schools

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Started: 5/21/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ErikS

Pro

Affirmative assertion #1- In 1974, court-ordered busing was the only strategy that could have desegregated Boston's public schools. Neighborhood's where segregated so colored kids would go to there neighborhood school that were only attended by blacks. After that Boston decided to build new schools meant to be for everyone but even after the law damanded schools had to be disagregated it didnt work things got worse.

Affirmative assertion #2-Students and society benefit when more kids are able to attend racialy intergrated schools.More intergrated schools would give black and colored kids to get the same education white kids were getting. Also if schools were intergrated and they seen that it was actually working out society would most likely start to realize everyone could actually be equal and discrimination would be less of a problem.

Affirmative assertion #3-I believe the court has the power to stop discrimination. It would take some time but it can be done.
escape_toparadise

Con

Negative Assertion #1: Court ordered desegregation plans do more harm than good. My evidence is that the African Americans had the chance to get a better education for themselves. Also people started to learn how to live with each other. A judge should not be able to tell parents where their children must attend school. It allows six choices based on location and quality. Then the new schools district plans gives equality in their education.

Negative Assertion #2: Courts are powerless to combat prejudice. One evidence would be that people had to start getting used to one another, eventually it did worked. Then the only person who can bring or put all races together in one place is the judge. The court does not have power to reduce the effects of racial discriminaton. The court puts whites and blakcs together but they still do not get along. By creating equlaity, it does not change the people's mind. Congress could've passed a law against force busing.

Negative Assertion #3: Schools shouldn't be used as battlegrounds to address inequality and discrimination. Fighting on school grounds is the only chance they have because that is when and where they only have the opporunity to see the other kids to get into a fight.
Debate Round No. 1
ErikS

Pro

1. Shouldn't the school board enforce a law saying whites and blacks have to attend the same school?
2.If the court let parents choose the school their child goes to wouldn't they choose a school full of blacks not whites ?
3. Wouldn't schools be the place to show kids how to come together as one and be equal ?
escape_toparadise

Con

1. If things were getting worse after the law demanded schools had to be degregated, why didin't they come up with another plan?
2. If they're getting the same education as the whites, are they also getting treated equally as them?
3. What can the court do to stop discrimination?
4. Will their be a riot after the court does stop discrimination?
Debate Round No. 2
ErikS

Pro

ErikS forfeited this round.
escape_toparadise

Con

1.If the school enforces a law saying whites and blacks to attend the same school, it will create a problem. Since they do not like each other in the beginning, just imagine how they will be when they"re together receiving their education in the same environment. They will pay attention on hating and disrespecting the blacks rather than paying attention to their education.
2.If the courts gave the parents to choose the school their child goes too there will be a chance that they want their kids on what race they are. However, the courts are the one who"s putting the whites and blacks together meaning that the parents really don"t have any choice. The court puts them together, it took a while to have them get used to each other, but eventually it did work.
3.Yes, school is a place to show kids how to come together as one, but that is the only time they get to see each other. If they have the opportunity to see them anywhere else, of course they will have a battleground anywhere. School or not, they will fight.
Debate Round No. 3
ErikS

Pro

#1 I think if the court had never passed this law everything would have stayed the same and nobody would have went to school together.
#2 I understand what you are trying to say but the court did have some type of power because after a while they did have to get along and come together as one.
#3 I think they didnt use schools as a battle ground but seen school as like a chance to bring blacks and whites together as one that way everyone can be equal.
escape_toparadise

Con

escape_toparadise forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by jgeller 3 years ago
jgeller
Kayla L.
Conduct: 4
Sources: 4
Arguments: 4"I can tell you really wanted to be on the other side, so I am giving you an extra credit point for playing devil"s advocate
Spelling: 4
Analysis: 4"Again, I can tell where you were trying to twist what you really believe into the side you took for the debate.

Thanks for taking the harder side; I will miss always being able to rely on you.

Erik
Conduct: 4
Sources: 4
Arguments: 2"somehow you missed your rebuttal
Spelling: 4
Analysis: 3"your responses to Kayla"s questions showed your ability to understand the material on your own terms

Good job finishing up the year, Erik. You pulled through when you needed it.
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