Knights Party Staff
Little Rock was the scene of a battle between right and wrong when President Dwight Eisenhower used federal troops to force a white school to enroll nine black students. (On a side note, we are now told we can’t use the military to remove illegal immigrants, but they can be used to force blacks upon whites)
As part of the desegregation scheme cooked up to insure that America loses its white majority and spirals into interracial chaos, funding became key.
The Little Rock School District sued the state and the Pulaski County Special and North Little Rock districts in 1982 saying their policies had created a racial imbalance county white. Think white flight or rather escape.
Under a 1989 settlement, the state agreed to give the districts extra money to insure that desegregation efforts succeeded – to the tune of a whopping $70 million a year. 1 Billion has been spent over all in special aid to Little Rock area schools.
Under a new settlement, the state will be able to stop making extra payments to fund racial integration in the schools. US District Judge Price Marshall, not finding fault with it, approved it on Monday.
US District Judge Brian Miller had earlier attempted to cut off the flow of money and was reported to say in 2011, “It seems that the State of Arkansas is using a carrot and stick approach with these districts but that the districts are wise mules that have learned how to eat the carrot and sit down on the job..” The 18th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned him at the time.
Under the new settlement, the district will keep getting the green until 2017.