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1. Do you feel that the intergration of Orleans Parish schools has had a detrimental affect on African American Students?
-- (Sub000@aol.com), November 10, 2002
As a positive product of the Orleans Parish school I can truly say
that intergration is not a factor; In high school I was in classes
where the majority of the students were Vietnamese there were only
about 4 or 5 Black students and it didn't affect me educationally or
socially. I attended Abramson Senior High, where the majority of the
students were black, but by being in honor classes I was in classes
where I became the minority, but I can truly say that it made me work
harder and strive for my very best. Intergration in public schools
are not a bad thing, but most importantly we have to remember that
all whites are not upper class and therefore some cannot afford to
put their children in private institutions and many other minority
ethnic groups; we are in the same struggle for equality as for as
education goes, so therefore intergration is not a detriment on
African American students.
-- Ms. DeJuan LaCine Carter (Mz_Davis2001@yahoo.com), March 12, 2003.