Contemporary Reality in Integrated Schools

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Millions of students spend their days in the multicultural mix of America's public schools, the legacy of the landmark Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision 50 years ago. NPR's Neal Conan talks about race and education with students in a live broadcast from T.C. Williams High School in Virginia.

Guests:

Ashley Dawkins
*Senior at T.C. Williams

Marquita Thompson
*Senior at T.C. Williams

Carlton Hommel
*Senior at T.C. Williams

Mica Pollock
*Assistant professor, Harvard's Graduate School of Education
*Author of Colormute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School

Amy Stuart Wells
*Professor of Sociology of Education, Teachers College at Columbia University
*Co-author of recent study, How Desegregation Changed Us: The Effects of Racially Mixed Schools on Students and Society

Winona Morrissette-Johnson
*Has taught U.S. government at T.C. Williams High School for the last 15 years

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