Has the law failed to undo the segregation that was originally caused by the law?
The most segregated group in the nations public schools is white students. True or False
TRUE. While white students are attending schools with slightly more students of color than in the past, they remain the most isolated of all racial groups.
Due to the history of slavery and segregation in the South, southern states are the most segregated states for black students. True or False
FALSE. In 2009, the top five segregated states where black students attended majority minority schools (where greater than 50% of students are of color) are California, New York, Illinois, Maryland and Texas. The first southern state in this ranking is Texas, in fifth place.
Demographics of segregation today
More than five decades later, throughout the nation, more schools have become more segregated than before.
Racial segregation of neighborhood schools remains the norm in the U.S.
What steps can we take to move forward in providing equal educational opportunities to all?
Voluntary integration plans among school districts Leaders making the case that desegregation properly implemented is valuable to all students More progressive civil right agencies