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School Desegregation

The Answer is Muhammad Ali: Who Else?

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Center for Community Change Action

When the question has come up over the years, "Who is your favorite athlete," the answer may be easier for me than for real aficionados. There is not much competition in my mind between rival athletes. It's him. Nobody else. You must know of whom I speak of, too. He died last week.

Black And Latino Students Lose Out To White Peers. And It's Getting Worse.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

It has been 62 years since Brown v. Board of Education made segregated schools unconstitutional. Yet the number of black students attending separate a...

Families With Kids Are The Reason Neighborhood Segregation Is Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

Neighborhoods have become increasingly segregated by income, and it's because of children. Families with children have driven neighborhood segregation...

How One Mississippi District Made Integration Work

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices

CLINTON, Miss. — When Zach Osborn was growing up in this central Mississippi town, he had no idea that the diverse classrooms he sat in each day wer...

Are Charter Schools The Future Of School Desegregation?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

It’s a Friday morning at Community Roots Charter School in Brooklyn and fifth-grade students are giving presentations on topics like civil rights mo...

The South Isn't The Reason Schools Are Still Segregated, New York Is

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

New York City didn't experience school desegregation in the 1960s and '70s like other metropolitan areas. Unlike in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Nationa...

Results, Not Revolution

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The most experienced and best-prepared presidential candidate this year happens to be a woman. Let us not look for excuses to miss the moment, or make the perfect the enemy of the good. We have too much at stake, and too much work ahead.

Schools Are Finally Starting To Embrace This Method Of Closing The Achievement Gap

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices

Schools and states have poured millions of dollars into overhauling teacher evaluation systems, rotating staff members and collecting and analyzing da...

Could Desegregating Schools Have Prevented The Ferguson Protests?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices

In the wake of recent high-profile instances of racist police brutality, policymakers and politicians have touted fixes like police body cameras, anti...

The Atticus We Don't Want to Know

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.20.2016 | Books
Irene Monroe

For those who prefer Scout's hagiographic depiction of her father, then Jean Louise's Atticus you don't want to know. Harper Lee's new portrait of Atticus will undoubtedly reopen discussion about race and Atticus's hero status in "Mockingbird."

Rebecca Klein

African-Americans Who Attended Desegregated Schools Have Better Language Skills Years Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices

African-Americans who attended racially diverse schools have better cognitive abilities decades after graduation, according to a new study. The st...

How A Potentially Mortifying Grocery Store Interaction Changed One Child's Life

OWN | Posted 01.08.2015 | OWN

For the first several years of her life, Julia O'Driscoll had never seen, much less interacted with, anyone who wasn't Caucasian like her. It was the ...

What Ferguson Means to Students

Emily Richmond | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

In addition to concerns in Ferguson about lost learning time educators have a more urgent worry: making sure students who typically rely on school meals don't go hungry.

Rebecca Klein

Another Reason Why Segregated Education Is Bad For Young Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices

A new study offers more evidence that segregated schooling is bad for students. The study, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, used...

LOOK: The Iconic Photos Taken After The Brown v. Board Of Education Decision

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

The 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka turned one man's fight for his daughter's right to attend school into a crusade f...

Rebecca Klein

School Segregation Across The Country Proves Students Are Still Separate

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Black Voices

While many of the major gains in the South since the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education have been reversed in recent years, a new...

Joy Resmovits

The Nation's Most Segregated Schools Aren't Where You'd Think They'd Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The nation's most segregated schools aren't in the deep south -- they're in New York, according to a report released Tuesday by the Univer...

New Portrait Honors Clyde Kennard, Forgotten Civil Rights Pioneer

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
The Zinn Education Project

After the terrorist attack on 9-11 and the nation's response, anger and grief overwhelmed artist Robert Shetterly.

Memo to Department of Education: Diverse Classrooms Create a Better America

Philip Tegeler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Philip Tegeler

School integration at the K-12 level, as well as in in higher education, needs to be a national priority -- and needs to be given a central role in the Department of Education's Strategic Plan.

How School Segregation Impacts Long-Term Health, And More Health News This Week

Posted 09.27.2013 | Black Voices

The long view of racial segregation in America paints a relatively gloomy picture of the impact social exclusion has had on black health. A new study ...

50 Years Ago Today, Black Students Desegregate Alabama's Schools

Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

On September 10th, in 1963, twenty black students entered previously all white public schools in Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee Alabama. This day...

Not Mississippi In 1950, But Study Finds College Segregation Still

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Black Voices

The U.S. population may be growing more diverse, but college campuses are not keeping pace, according to research presented at Friday's annual meeting...

New Evidence In 1970s Civil Rights Case

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 11.30.2012 | Black Voices

Citing new evidence, the NAACP has asked the North Carolina governor to pardon the so-called Wilmington Ten who were convicted of arson and conspiracy...

Students Told They Can't Transfer Out Of Failing School Because They Are White

Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

Rayville Elementary School in Louisiana received a failing grade this year, based on the state's School Performance Scores. Under the state's Public S...

Continuing the Fight Against Segregation

John Trasvina | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
John Trasvina

At a time when our nation needs to maximize the talents and contributions of all individuals throughout our communities, segregation continues to have a direct negative effect on the achievement and employment gaps among different races in America.