You raise a very serious issue pertinent to our society today. The story about a school in a well-to-do environment and another in a deprived society is all too common phenomena, not only in this country but around the world. However, I tend to differ with you that it is about race and money. I strongly believe that this is just about money. For those African-American kids whose families have money, they can easily attend New Trier; however for those with no money, they tend to go to Du Sable. The only thing is that most African-American parents do not have enough money to take their children to good schools.
The fact that the poorest people in this nation are mostly African-American stems from past events which were not in their control. This then reminds me of an article I read about “The Matthew’s Effect.” This theory states that those who have much tend to get much and those without tend to lose even what they have been given. My question now is, could it be that there are students who are destined to study in Du Sable and others in New Trier just because of who they are? And how can this be changed?
You have summarized the article very well. However, I tend to differ with the notion that men and women are equal. They are equal in the eyes of God, there is no doubt about that but there is a great difference in a man’s ability as compared to a woman. The very fact that even in sports we tend to have each sex compete in different tournament means that if women were put against men, there would be an unfair advantage and in most cases women tend to lose especially in physical sports.
On the other hand, women can reach the same mental capacity as men or even surpass it. It should also be noted that Jesus himself chose only men as his disciples and the whole of the New Testament is all about the works of these men. Our society should understand that men and women are not equal but that does mean that men are superior. We should borrow from what Paul explained about the gifts of the whole spirit. They are different but none is greater they complement each other. And that’s what women and men should view each other.