The Civil Tube: The Impact #Desegregation had on Schools


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A few years ago, investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones reported on the rising levels of school segregation in America’s public education system. “In Tuscaloosa today,” Hannah-Jones noted, “nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v Board of Education never happened.”

The negative implications for this retrenchment for black and Latino children are sizable, leading to higher levels of absenteeism, lower levels of access to after-school and summer learning programs, and drastically lowered chances at attending college. 

This week’s Civil Tube video is a TedX talk from Dr. Rucker Johnson, Associate Professor at UC Berkeley who has devoted much of his research to understanding the benefits to school desegregation and what it means to fall further away from the spirit of Brown v Board of education.

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Author: Geo Gee

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3 thoughts on “The Civil Tube: The Impact #Desegregation had on Schools”

  1. Hey G!
    It took the South until the early 70’s to fully integrate schools! My class was one of the first groups of kids to go all the way through (K-12) integrated in Georgia. From 1954 until the early 1970’s now that is some resistance for your ass!

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      1. Pure trickery I tell ya! I mean in the worse way!
        They tried all kinds of school zoning gerrymandering to accomplish de facto segregation. Then when that didn’t work as planned they started creating their own private schools! Problem was, the poor white kid’s parents couldn’t afford that so they ended up in public school with us.
        Sadly, many of them didn’t realize that socioeconomic class would have the final say! LOL—This country is a trip sometimes!

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