The Undiscussed Backlash to Brown v. Board: The Sidelining of Black Educators
by Leslie T. Fenwick
Brown v. Board was meant to ensure that children of different racial groups would share classrooms. But resistance to allowing Black teachers and principals to oversee white students' education led an estimated 100,000 Black educators to leave their profession.
SOURCE: The Conversation
At Brown v. Board Anniversary, US Schools Remain Segregated
by Pedro A. Noguera
Ongoing residential segregation by race and income, along with school reforms allowing parents to exercise choice in school attendance, have contributed to ongoing patterns of segregated public education that threaten the nation's ability to create a pluralistic democracy.
SOURCE: Washington Post
As A White Student in a Mostly Black School After Brown, I Learned Not to Fear History
by Woody Holton
"My three and a half years as a racial minority convinced me that one of the biggest beneficiaries of school desegregation was me."
SOURCE: The Nation
Many Children Left Behind: How American Schools Became so Unequal
Christina Groeger's new book upends the American faith in education as an engine of social mobility and a cure for inequality.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
How White Americans’ Refusal to Accept Busing has Kept Schools Segregated
by Matthew D. Lassiter
The legal distinction between "de facto" and "de jure" segregation has always been a convenient fiction allowing the perpetuation of segregation by obscuring the role of government in creating and sustaining a racially discriminatory housing market.
George Shultz: The Last Progressive
by Ron Schatz
"A steadfast Republican committed to union-management cooperation, peace through treaties, competitive capitalism, and empowerment of African-Americans, George Shultz was the last old-fashioned Progressive."
60 Years Later, Ruby Bridges Tells Her Story In 'This Is Your Time'
Ruby Bridges, whose integration of New Orleans Schools in 1960 was captured by Norman Rockwell, has written a children's history book about her experiences.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Persistence of Segregation in South Carolina
The Supreme Court's artful directive to desegregate with "all deliberate speed" invited many school districts to do so as slowly as possible. Historian Millicent Brown was the first Black student to integrate a white high school in Charleston, South Carolina and has researched a book about the experiences of similar students.
The Garbage Troop: Segregation, Primatology, and Republican Rhetoric
by Guy Lancaster
Donald Trump and his Republican Party are not afraid that Joe Biden’s election will destroy America. They’re afraid that it won’t.
SOURCE: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
Edith White, World War II ‘Code Girl’ and Norfolk Academy Librarian who Fought Massive Resistance, Dies at 96
Edith White was part of a team of women who served the US Navy as codebreakers, and fought for democratic values like integrated schools after the war's end.
SOURCE: Washington Post
The Demise of the Great Education Saviors
by Kevin Carey
Charter schools and testing were supposed to right historic wrongs. Now they’ve run out of political steam. What happened?
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