Pop Quiz on School Segregation

All questions are True/False.

Question 1: The racial segregation of schools ended quickly after the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.

Question 2: Most school districts devised effective methods to integrate schools and ensure equal educational opportunity, regardless of race.  

Question 3: Today, courts don’t have to intervene to desegregate schools.

If you answered “True” to any of the questions, perhaps you should read about this court decision in Mississippi

The Mississippi case is an egregious example of a larger trend—the resegregation of public schools. Other school districts may be more subtle about it, but their policies often lead to the same end. Our most recent issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine explores the resegregation of American schools along the lines of race, gender and ethnicity.

Does this sound like what’s happening in your community?