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Choosing Segregation

Choosing Segregation

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We've heard a lot today about the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock. Nine students were escorted by federal troops past an angry mob of white students and parents, after the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Integration was the goal, but still many parents of all races choose segregation... not out of overt racism, but in an effort to find the best schools. We'll talk about choosing segregation on the show today. If you're a parent, or teacher, or a student... does integration factor into your decision on what school to attend? Is there a benefit to going to school with other students who like like you?