Reading this excellent piece I found myself lingering on one specific clause, "schools are no longer segregated." For me the essence of your entire argument.
The racial slurs and epithets one can endure, but, short change them on education you not only harm them but either willingly or unwillingly this racist policy impacts those who administer it as well.
Wealth is not just the material things one has acquired, but it is also the intellectual capital and to short change oneself of this because of racist policies in my opinion is indeed the proverbial cutting your nose of to spite your face.
Our past and current racist polices around education continue to slow and restrict our growth.
Appreciate you writing this fine piece.