Clueless up until decided to run for President?
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) said Sunday that he had wrongly assumed in the past that desegregation had been successful in his county’s schools during a campaign stop in North Carolina.
Buttigieg, one of the top-tier candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, said at the Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro that he was previously under the “illusion” that public schools in St. Joseph County were largely integrated before learning that most minority students in the county were confined to one school district: South Bend’s community school district.
“I have to confess that I was slow to realize — I worked for years under the illusion that our schools in my city were integrated… But what I slowly realized… if you looked at the county, almost all of the diversity of our youths was in a single school district,” he said in an interview with Rev. William Barber III, a prominent civil rights activist….