As Orlando Sentinel reporter Denise Marie Balona writes, honors courses are predominantly filled by white students. That's true even in schools that are mainly populated by African-American or Hispanic children.
The racial disparities, Balona writes, might raise red flags:
Though officials at the federal Office of Civil Rights wouldn't speculate
about whether local schools have broken any rules, some of the country's leading
scholars say it could be just a matter of time before such disparities trigger
As one activist tells the reporter, "You're setting one group up to win potentially, and you're setting one group up to fail."