Why Segregation is Returning to US Schools (Originally aired June 14, 2017)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 684 , Segment 4
Episode: Bible in Public Schools, Eating Bugs, US Segregation
- Nov 17, 2017
- 17:52 mins
Guest: Derek Black, JD, Professor of Law, University of South Carolina Segregating schools by race has been illegal in the US for more than 60 years. But today, many of the gains made after that landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education have disintegrated. Schools across America are steadily re-segregating along racial lines. The separation isn’t as explicit as it was in the Jim Crow South, when communities designated schools for white children and other schools for black children. But if the effect is the same and more than a third of US schools are now attended almost entirely by students of one race, is that acceptable?