With Scant Oversight, Schools In The South Are Becoming Segregated Once Again
May 5, 2014

Via Moyers & Company:

The desegregation of America’s schools was one of the crowning achievements of the civil rights movement.

But getting there was a wrenching process that threatened to tear apart the very fabric of our society. In the South, the first African-American kids to attend what had previously been all-white schools were greeted with rioters and death threats. Federal troops were required to assure their safety.

Desegregation’s impact is still felt in our politics; whites’ hostility toward the process was a driving force behind Nixon’s “Southern Strategy,” fueling the kind of dog-whistle politics tha...

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