Personally, I think diversity is a good thing. Although I do realize that not everyone agrees with me. But it seems to be coming up a lot lately. A lot. And in less than fantastic ways, I might add.
They don't like the diversity of the school.
Call me crazy, but that seems like a fancy way of describing racism. It would be just wrong to say something along the lines of "my white child is too good to go to school with kids that aren't white", but somehow it's acceptable if you say that you "don't like the diversity". But, really, it's not any different.
It's disgusting. Appalling. Ridiculous. Ignorant. Racist, for heaven's sake. It just makes me feel sick inside. Honestly, in this day and age with all the rich racial diversity of this country, people still feel that they are better because they are white?! And that somehow if there are children of a different race in the class room, then their children are not getting a proper education??
There does seem to be a few tricks to making racism socially appropriate though. If you hide behind your concerns for your children's education then that makes it okay. Even though you're too lazy to teach your kid the alphabet you are still superior to the Hispanic woman who doesn't teach her kid the ABC's. Because you are white. Also, make sure you go to church every week because a good Christian woman would never be racist. She just won't be comfortable with the diversity at the school.
Yes, as long as your racism is veiled with an insincere smile and a condescending heart, you will be fine. You're only looking out for your children, after all.