Keep ‘Em Separated

This weekend marks the sixtieth anniversary of Brown v Board of Education, a decision in which the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” So have we come together? Not exactly. For many minorities, schools are more segregated today than they have been in decades. From Slate’s Jamelle Bouie: Why American schools are becoming segregated once again.

+ The Daily Beast: How charter schools and testing regimes have helped re-segregate our schools.

+ TNR: Even well-integrated schools treat black students differently.

+ NYT Magazine: Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students usually don’t. Who gets to graduate?

+ Has the Internet made us any less segregated? I was sure it would when I first starting using the web. I’m a lot less sure now. Here’s something I wrote about my experiences as a teacher in Brooklyn and what I thought would change. Whiter Shade of Pale: Race and Diversity on the Web.

Copied to Clipboard