Remembering the Legislation That Kept Northern Schools Segregated
The Milliken v. Bradley ruling sanctioned a form of segregation that has allowed suburbs to escape being included in court-ordered desegregation and busing plans with nearby cities.
Reparations Are Possible—They Happened in Virginia
In his new book, Ken Woodley recounts how Prince Edward County, Virginia, finally began to make amends.
A Major Chicago Public-Housing Lawsuit Is Wrapping Up. The Segregation It Fought Against Lives on.
Over 50 years after the "Gautreaux" case began, the city's neighborhoods remain divided along racial lines.
Regional Immigration, Local Segregation: The Toxic Mix That Triggers Whites' Fears
New research suggests neighborhood-level diversity can reduce perceived threat, but regional diversity has the opposite effect.
Taking Freedom: School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson
On racial segregation in American schools, using the example of St. Louis, Missouri, and its Normandy district.
'Segregation's Constant Gardeners': How White Women Kept Jim Crow Alive
Meet the good white mothers, PTA members, and newspaper columnists who were also committed white supremacists.
How Dividing County School Districts Can Lead to de Facto Segregation
In states like North Carolina, splitting up county-wide school systems often results in unequal access to resources separated down racial lines.
Appeal Likely in Alabama School Desegregation Case Allowing Mostly White Town to Leave Largely Black District
Gardendale can take over control of its two elementary schools from the Jefferson County district this fall for a three-year period.
What Is the Future of Teacher Diversity in U.S. Schools?
Classrooms are increasingly diverse—but in terms of the student body, not the teaching workforce. Kaylan Connally and Melissa Tooley examine why we must mind the minority gap.
Hundreds of School Districts Have Been Ignoring Desegregation Orders
The federal government’s vigilance in enforcing the court-backed desegregation of the country’s schools is a shadow of what it once was.
Segregation May Be Less of a Problem, But It's Still a Problem
A new look at economic and crime indicators in segregated U.S. neighborhoods finds the same old problems of inequality.