Let’s not mince words at what’s going on here.
Too many people from Illiana Christian have made comments “on the side” bewailing the “changing demographics” at their current location in Lansing.
Let us pull no punches.
Illiana Christian is currently in the throes of a very expensive expression of white flight, running away to Indiana, close to St. John, Indiana, where the grass is apparently greener, but the faces are much whiter.
From the Chicago Tribune when the move was announced:
A Christian high school hopes to keep its doors open by moving to northwest Indiana, a decision that has upset some parents and alumni who want the school to stay in the south suburbs.
Illiana Christian High School voted last month to leave Lansing and head about 12 miles southeast near St. John, Ind., an area that has seen the most enrollment growth in recent years, Principal Peter Boonstra said.
So, according to Principal Boonstra, the school is moving, building new, in “an area that has seen the most enrollment growth in recent years.”
Let’s take a closer look at the two areas.
Lansing, Illinois, according to the Census Bureau in December 2015, shows a population of 28,486. 57.2% of the people in Lansing are white. 34.6% of the people in Lansing are African American.
St. John, Indiana, according to data released from the Census Bureau in December 2015, has a population of 15,456.
And here’s the rub…
90% of the people in St. John, Indiana are white.
1.2% are Asian.
Everyone else falls into the “Other Race” category. And those figures are small.
So, good for them.
Good for them.
As for me and my family, we will choose the Lord, continue to live in the South Suburbs of Chicago, that place that is wonderfully, wonderfully diverse. That place where people of many races, ethnicities, and faiths, get along every day, living side by side, building bridges.
Good luck, Illiana Christian, Our Lady of White Flight, Indiana, where The New Campus page shows three, smiling white children.
We know what you’re up to.
You’re running away, teaching your children to do the same.
Are you really that certain that this is what Jesus would do, that Jesus was white?
Because he wasn’t.
I attended Illiana, and as someone who is neither Dutch nor Christian Reformed, it was absolute hell for me. I was basically ignored. No one spoke to me, and whenever I would speak my mind during class discussions, I could hear ignorant, immature snickering behind me. Compounded with the abuse I was experiencing at home, those were the absolute worst four years of my life, and I wouldn’t send my kids there it you paid me.