This is going to become more and more of an issue, as the supply of white students in urban areas drop, there is going to be more of a tussle for the remainder of them for purposes of "integration." In Minneapolis Schools, White Families Are Asked to Help Do the Integrating MINNEAPOLIS — When Mauri Friestleben learned that Minneapolis was rolling out a new school integration plan — and that the school she led, a predominantly Black, low-income high school, would soon include white students from some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in town — she looked around and proudly considered all that her school had to offer. But in some phone conversations with potential new families, Ms. Friestleben, the principal, sensed deep skepticism. Parents peppered her with questions. Exactly how many A.P. courses did her school offer? Was Spanish the only language option? Would their children be safe walking from the bus? Some even wondered how she had gotten their number and asked her not to call again. If white families don't enthusiastically grasp the opportunity to send their kids to urban minority schools, are they racist? For white and more affluent parents, the new school plan also landed with a thud. In southern neighborhoods newly rezoned to North, real estate agents began to hear from families selling their homes. At one point, images circulated on social media of a sign outside a coveted elementary school, where the students, 60 percent white, would eventually be assigned to North. The sign depicted a tombstone. “R.I.P.,” it read. “This will destroy our community.” One big challenge for the district was that families could still choose charter or suburban schools. In one part of the new zone, which includes some of the more affluent neighborhoods, just 15 percent of new families assigned to North decided to attend, according to district figures. Just 15%? Could it be...racism? Shot: And now for the chaser: So when it comes to their own children, "life long Democrats" might as well be in the Klan.