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

Southern states have quietly dismantled all desegregation measures, returning to the days of Jim Crow.
With Scant Oversight, Schools In The South Are Becoming Segregated Once Again

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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