lightyearsabout 1 year ago
This article touches the matter of the effects of de-facto segregation at its roots. At the same time, I have seen some parents from minority or financially-deprived backgrounds being very strict with their kids to push them out of poverty because education is the only way out. Joseph Zobel's autobiographic novel, La Rue des Casses Nègres in French, shows how an illiterate e-facto slave grand-mother takes care of her orphaned grand-son, forces him to study hard and at the same time, lets him learn more about the history of slavery from other elder slaves, and ultimately, that helps the kid to get out of poverty and be wise and strong in the world when he grows up. What I mean is, education is not just in schools, it is also in homes. That said, if a child is on an empty stomach, he or she will never concentrate on studies. And why just a child, even an adult. No wonder some countries have launched food at school programmes.