Report: School Segregation Continues Throughout South
More than six decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling. For the first time in history, it was illegal for states to have separate public schools for black and white students. However, many public schools in the South have actually re-segregated in the years since Brown v. Board, according to a recent report from Civil Rights Project at UCLA. The study also shows that for the first time ever, Latino student enrollment surpassed black enrollment. We talked with Penn State University professor Erica Frankenberg, Belisa Urbina of the group Ser Familia, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Maureen Downey.