.....increasingly, some educators and other professionals who work with children are asking a question that might surprise their parents: Should a child really have a best friend?
Most children naturally seek close friends. In a survey of nearly 3,000 Americans ages 8 to 24 conducted last year by Harris Interactive, 94 percent said they had at least one close friend. But the classic best-friend bond — the two special pals who share secrets and exploits, who gravitate to each other on the playground and who head out the door together every day after school — signals potential trouble for school officials intent on discouraging anything that hints of exclusivity, in part because of concerns about cliques and bullying.
Because White Americans aren't deracinated and (socially, politically, historically and culturally) isolated enough.
And have no doubt about who this policy is aimed at. Just look at that picture at the New York Times link. When is the last time that paper has presented a modern American social setting so devoid of "diversity"?