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.
Busing Ended 20 Years Ago. Today Our Schools Are Segregated Once Again
by Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Any desegregation plans must be a shared burden. But are we willing to take it on?
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Democrats’ Ominous Shift on School Segregation
by Brett Gadsden
It’s not just Joe Biden—the party has backed away from its commitment to fighting segregation in the public schools.
SOURCE: NY Times
‘Do You Support Busing?’ Is Not the Best Question
Issues of educational inequality raised by a 1970s-era practice remain relevant today, but language can obscure what’s really at stake.
On Busing, Joe Biden, and the 'Pervasiveness of White Backlash to School Desegregation'
Jezebel spoke with Brett Gadsden, a history professor at Northwestern University and the author of Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism about how to understand Biden’s position as part of white backlash to desegregation efforts, the ongoing resegregation of American life, and the reality that, as he put it, “racial segregation is the norm, not the exception.”
SOURCE: The Atlantic
There’s a Generational Shift in the Debate Over Busing
by Matthew Delmont
Kamala Harris took part in a bold experiment as a child—and the experiences of her generation may transform the debate over desegregation.
Joe Biden’s record on school desegregation busing, explained
The former vice president once called busing “an asinine policy.”
SOURCE: The New York Times
Kamala Harris and Classmates Were Bused Across Berkeley. The Experience Changed Them.
Read how the history of busing impacted Kamala Harris, and what she did to combat her experiences.
A History Of School Busing
Read interview about the history of busing.
How a Young Joe Biden Turned Liberals Against Integration
by Jason Sokol
Forty years ago, the Senate supported school busing—until a 32-year-old changed his mind.
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