"Public school education in Canada is not race-neutral. It expresses a cultural specificity, rooted in British legacies. It has always had race as a classifying theme, and its structure is centred in customs and traditions that have limited utility for black learners. Far from being the 'great equalizer,' in many respects schools have served to preserve inequality."
"As an adult educator and as an anti-racism educator, having worked with black youth for over 20 years, I am utterly convinced that the public school system does not respond well to the needs of black learners. Education integration has not resulted in equitable outcomes. Black learners and parents continue to express feelings of alienation in their schools."
(Thanks to Charlene for this.)