Ed Driscoll

Redneck Minneapolis

James Lileks visits his young daughter’s Minneapolis school and observes before him, in 2006, separate but equal education:

At one point the Hispanic students came by. The Hispanic students are not mainstreamed, but held in special separate classes until third grade, at which point I gather they are magically integrated into all the social relationships that have built up over the three previous years. It really was quite remarkable. The teacher led a line of brown-skinned students through the atrium, and of course they all looked at what we were doing. (