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School Segregation is Getting Worse as Wealthier, Whiter areas form Splinter Districts

Newsweek, June 21, 2017 It is no secret that the promise of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education has never been fully fulfilled. Though that ruling struck down the doctrine of separate-but-equal schooling, it did not provide concrete means to enforce...

Tracking a Growing Divide in the South: The Resegregation of America's Schools

Texas Standard, June 2, 2017 In the years that followed the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in “Brown v. Board of Education,” desegregated schools in the south slowly but surely became the norm. And for many years, it stayed that way. But now, that trend is reversing. A new report...

More Than One in Three Black Students in the South Attend an Intensely Segregated School

Mother Jones, May 26, 2017 More than 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, the progress made toward dismantling segregated schools in the South, once the most integrated region in the country, seems to be steadily falling apart. A report released this week by UCLA’s Civil...

Judge: Mostly White Southern City May Secede from School District Despite Racial Motive

Washington Post, April 27, 2017 A federal judge’s ruling this week that allows a predominantly white Alabama city to separate from its more diverse school district is stoking new debate about the fate of desegregation initiatives after decades of efforts to promote racial balance...

Rights Advocates: Jackson a Troubling Choice for Acting Head of Office of Civil Rights

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 18, 2017 The person that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently put in charge of her agency’s Office of Civil Rights is drawing a chorus of criticism from civil rights advocates and scholars over her historical hostility to...

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