Totally agree 13ball. There are specific problems involved with educating different people and races. Ignoring this is inefficient at best and, more likely, directly harmful to millions of people and hampering their ability to get an equal opportunity for education. Of course dividing by races oversimplifies at times and is not a perfect solution. We just do the best with the cards we are dealt (
). Having an office that is specially equipped to educate people with a shared cultural background is just doing a better job at tending to people's particular needs then if we ignore some of these common denominators. It is simply more efficient to have people who understand black people's situation working in one office and people who understand and can better educate Hispanics working in another (If you still think this is racist, just recognize that even if there was only one office, it will be divided in the same fashion. Whether or not there are "seperate offices," there is still a division based on race and a multitude of other factors).
Is it political pandering? Of course. Is it racist (in a loose sense of the term)? Sure, if that makes you happy, although it does not help to progress the conversation. Does that mean it is bad or unfair? Of course not.
Also, like Howard Beale pointed out, most of you aren't even responding to how this will/could actually work, which is potentially not even going to be according to a division by race, but larger geographic boundaries like zip code (or income).
It is sad that the people calling this racist are in a way dominating the discourse. We could actually have an interesting conversation if we wanted and didn't get sucked into this dribble.