Monday, May 19, 2014

60 Years Since Brown v. Board

Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), Google Scholar link.
After six decades, many students of color are in schools with few white students. In the Northeast, over half (51.4%) of black students are in schools whose student bodies are 90-100% minority. See

For lots more statistics and analysis, see:
Segregation by race is not the only issue. Communities are increasingly segregated by income too:
For historical materials, see
And to look at the issues locally, see Segregated Seattle, a collection of materials from the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project at the UW.

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