Friday, March 15, 2019
NYC Public School Student Climate Change Walkout Were Mostly White Elites
I was watching both Channel 2 (CBS) and Channel 7 (ABC) and noticed that the vast majority of students who were protesting climate change were White. Few minority students can be seen at the student protest. Moreover, many of the students identified themselves as coming from the specialized high schools and some of the more selective screened high schools in the City.
Interestingly, the schools who had their students attend the climate change protest made sure that the students reported to school first and only were allowed to leave after attendance was taken in the third period. Therefore, the schools get full credit for funding for the day.
The NYC Public School system that is only 15% White, based on the pictures and the two television stations, the student protest was primarily consisted of White students from the Specialized and screened high schools. The bottom line is that the protest consisted of the White elites and are not representative of the student body of the NYC public school system.