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08 09 08 - 06:34
A controversial race relations campaigner has called for the creation of "black schools" to "stem the avalanche of educational failure and the descent into violent gang culture".

Lee Jasper, who advised former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on equalities, said it was time the black community ran its own schools, with black teachers and black governors.

He said black schools and colleges could prove to be a "beacon of excellence" for the black community.

Mr Jasper said Jewish, Muslim and Hindu communities already had their own schools. And he accused the "liberal community" of dismissing the idea of black schools, while failing to address "institutional racism" within education.

This should be taken as an admission that pluralism doesn't work. If blacks and other minorities who are not fully integrated in Britain feel the need to have separate schools or organisations representing their needs, it shows that people function best amongst their own kind. That being the case, attempt to mix disparate people should cease and they should live in societies that allow them to fully express their cultural and ethnic character.

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