CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Public schools are slipping back into racial segregation, according to a study by The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University released on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The nationwide analysis of enrollments from the 2000-2001 school year found a growing number of black and Latino students attend schools where the majority of students are minorities. Similarly, white students are found increasingly likely to attend schools where most of their classmates are also white. 

In 1964, a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered all schools desegregated in Brown v. Board of Education, 98% of blacks in the South still attended totally segregated schools. By 1988, 44% of black students in the South attended schools that were majority white. In 2000, however, just 31% of black students went to schools where whites made up more than half the enrollment...

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Do you agree with this study that says American schools are becoming segregated again?
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Public schools are slipping back into racial segregation, according to a study by The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University released on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The nationwide analysis of enrollments from the 2000-2001 school year found a growing number of black and Latino students attend schools where the majority of students are minorities. Similarly, white students are found increasingly likely to attend schools where most of their classmates are also white.

In 1964, a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered all schools desegregated in Brown v. Board of Education, 98% of blacks in the South still attended totally segregated schools. By 1988, 44% of black students in the South attended schools that were majority white. In 2000, however, just 31% of black students went to schools where whites made up more than half the enrollment...

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19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/6/03 - 8:47:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well I don't know anything about this but from this article it looks like it.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/6/03 - 8:48:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think they ever became unsegregated.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/6/03 - 8:59:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's the truth! But Timbo has a point anyway...when I was in school all the italians were on one side of the lunch room, Caldians on the other, and whites were the minority only taking up maybe 3-4 tables, and there were absolutely no blacks. It was just strange.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/13/03 - 4:42:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
If its segregating its by choice more or less. Meaning that blacks intentionally create schools separate from whites. But I'm no expert.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/13/03 - 4:55:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. It's sad, but to some extent, the ideals that led to integration overlooked, and never addressed huge disparities and lack of understanding between cultures, socio-economic classes, and other worldviews. People have since learned to work the system to their advantage, with "White flight" prominant. I bet most people would be surprised to learn how their actions on a grand scale played out along racial lines, and that they would deny being racist; on some level, though, there is a fear of the unknown, and for whatever reason, there is still a tragically high amount of misinformation and misunderstanding along racial lines.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/13/03 - 5:31:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I knew it would happen naturally.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/3/04 - 10:52:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not my school.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/3/04 - 10:52:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
But I'm sure others are.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/3/04 - 10:58:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with unclelaughie.

At my school, there is a definite divide between races. It's kind of sad, but what are ya gonna do? How can we integrate if black people don't like hanging with white people and white people don't like hanging with black people?

17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/3/04 - 10:58:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
^ of course, there are exceptions. I am thankful for those.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/16/04 - 12:16:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Arctic, that's what happend here, except in stead of lunch tables its entire school. We have the asian school and the latino school and the black "ghetto" school and the white school...goes on and on.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/16/04 - 11:59:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
It was never like that at my school. Probably because we had hardly any non-white people, even though it was a huge school. There were two black guys in my graduating class, one Hispanic person, a couple Asians, and a girl from Saudi Arabia. They all hung out with everyone else that was white. Maybe because they had to because there weren't any other minorities, but also because back then I can't remember anyone even THINKING about race. Everyone was the same, didn't matter what they were.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 12/22/04 - 3:12:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that there some of them are becoming that way where I live.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/28/04 - 7:18:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think a lot of people are more comfortable with their own ethnic groups.

I think it stems more from the fact that people are afraid to be different so the seek out what's familiar.

I don't think it has anything to do with people thinking they're better than anyone or anything.

Then again, I could be wrong.

17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/14/05 - 3:09:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
birds of a feather like to flock togther. as long as both schools have sufficient funding, what's the problem? (agree with lonepoet)
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/15/05 - 4:45:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I learned about this just last week in one of my classes. It's not that less black students are going to white schools is that more "white" schools are opening their doors, so black students are spread around more and seem like less of the percentage.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/15/05 - 4:45:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I learned about this just last week in one of my classes. It's not that less black students are going to white schools is that more "white" schools are opening their doors, so black students are spread around more and seem like less of the percentage.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/15/05 - 4:50:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with UncleLaughie.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 8:54:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. T_T
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 5/28/05 - 4:02:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/13/2003 4:42:40 PM justinprop wrote:
If its segregating its by choice more or less. Meaning that blacks intentionally create schools separate from whites. But I'm no expert.

rofl have you ever been to richmond, ca or oakland, ca... the only white folks that live there are those who cant afford to live elsewhere and even then they go to private schools or drive to other districts... as it would happen the majority of black folk live in predominantly black neighborhoods because back in the day (1950s) blacks were not allowed to buy houses in certain neighborhoods even in california. so the segregation of the previous generations created disparitys in the diversity of neighborhoods which affects diversity in schools
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/2/05 - 7:41:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely. I believe that the only true racism in this country is things like the United Negro College Fund and National Merritt Scholarships. We say we treat students equally yet certain ethnicities geat special privilages?
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/2/05 - 7:53:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
The Black people at my school have their own little spots where basically no one non-black or non-latino can go. I guess it is their idea of a clique. Kids segregate themselves.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/11/05 - 3:01:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/14/2005 3:09:22 PM flovebunny wrote:
birds of a feather like to flock togther. as long as both schools have sufficient funding, what's the problem? (agree with lonepoet)

i think this idea is scarily reminicent of the Supreme Court ruling in the 1800s that blacks and whites should be 'seperate but equal'. but in my school, i feel uncomfortable being a token so i tend to hang out with friends who are similar to me, but occasionally i will hang w. a large group of black ppl. and i agree with jester, the idea that certain races get special privelages like scholarships is wrong. at my school, some1 tried to start a caucasian club, as an experiment b/c there were THREE african-american clubs, and she was shot down immediatly by the faculty.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/12/05 - 3:14:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Let the kids, like myself do the segregating. We just do it. The honduran immigrants all sit together, 4 dont know English. Their cool people but its hard to get along great with them when there way of life is diffrent. Often a minority in school moved to that school and hadnt been raised there. Families that move often often have financial or other problems which will cause the kid having trouble in adapting. Its simple people how ignorant can you guys be?
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/12/05 - 3:16:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
The 3 black kids at my Highschool that i know of, they have been born and raised where i live. SO they attend school 99% of the time. Ive seen black people move in for a month and move out next all the while missing most of school. But ive seen troubled white familys do the same.

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