Some have stated that racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods has declined over the last few decades, even though it is still very high, especially when looking at Chicago’s Southside neighborhood and Washington D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood.
A recent report finds that almost sixty years after the Supreme Court ruled out the separation of students by race, there are still large discrepancies that exist in how the country treats its poor and minority students in education.
Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago.
She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension.
According to a new study released by the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, Charter schools have worsened school segregation in Chicago, and overall have made the city’s school system stronger.
Analysts looked at data for 2012-13 and cites major factors as reading and math scores, reading and math growth and graduation rates as contributing factors for the trend.
Most of us know about Jackie Robinson being the first black professional Major League Baseball player, but few know about the men responsible for breaking the color barrier in the NFL.
But a new EPIX documentary will tell the story of four black pro sports players, Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis, who first integrated the National Football League.
The City of New York approved a proposal to build a “poor door,” or separate door for residents living in affordable housing to enter their building.
The proposal, submitted by Extell, one of the most prominent developers in the city, gives the company the right to install a separate set of doors into a high-rise located on 40 Riverside Boulevard.
First lady Michelle Obama will head to Topeka, Kansas to speak to high school students about the importance of diversity.
Mrs. Obama’s trip comes just a day before the 60th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation.
According to a report released by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, New York is home to the most segregated public school system in the nation.
Evidence as outlined in the report, “New York State’s Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future,” shows that public school students in the state are increasingly isolated by race and class.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was born in Georgia during a time of high racial tension.
He recently compared the segregated part of the country to the North of today, saying that the “supposed anti-slavery” North has caused him more grief than the historically racist south ever did.
Today is the 50th anniversary of what will forever be known as “Freedom Day.” Most of the schools’ black population did not go to school that day, because they had a bigger goal in mind.On October 22, 1963, several civil rights groups organized and participated in a mass boycott and demonstration in hopes of desegregating Chicago’s schools.
Roughly 200,000 black activists, community members, parents and residents showed up to demand better resources for their schools. Schools were overcrowded. Teachers were ordered to take double shifts as a solution to the issue. Students could not attend a full day of class as a result. The textbooks, desks, supplies and classrooms? Severely outdated.