In Some Southern Districts, Segregation Lives On

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It has been more than half a century since the Supreme Court decided in Brown v. Board of Education that separate is inherently unequal and legally, ended public school segregation. And yet, our schools are now more racially isolated than they were in the civil rights era.

On Saturday’s Melissa Harris-Perry the host noted in her weekly Education Nation segment that a recent Stanford University study shows that schools released from court-ordered desegregation plans have returned to a state of racial isolation. In fact, parts of the American South are undergoing an era of perpetuated segregation, a situation only exacerbated by entrenched institutions that have survived integration and the decades since the civil rights movement.

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