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blackbootz  ·  1004 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City  ·  


I think this is part of what gets at me. It's one thing if something done for the right reason happens to also be noble. It's another if a thing is done so as to telegraph to everyone watching that This Here is a Noble Act. This is mind-reading territory which can be dangerous. I don't want to second guess this reporter's motives. As far as I can tell, she wants to send her daughter to a segregated school to help her daughter's classmates, at the expense of a better school she could have sent her. But it also seems like there's a larger narrative the reporter wants her readers to read into, i.e. that white people in Dumbo are racists.

thenewgreen  ·  1004 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm glad that this comment was yours. Why? Because it's the 400,000th post on Hubski and because it's from a long time hubskier.

Congrats! You win.... a badge.

Shit, I'm out of badges.

You win a drink on me the next time I see you. Which, I bet is in 2017. mk and I are going to start doing more Hubski meetups in 2017 as we travel the country banking stem cells :)

veen  ·  1002 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Man, I now feel like an old fart because I joined just before post 100,000! What a milestone, crazy to think there are almost half a million posts here.

blackbootz  ·  1004 days ago  ·  link  ·  

2017? ;) Can’t wait TNG, bring it on! I think Baltimore and DC are ripe for a friendly gathering.

400,000! Here’s to 400,000 more.

user-inactivated  ·  1004 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Congrats! You win.... a badge.

Wow, good catch. Done.