School Colors Episode 4 : Code Switch So much of the present day conversation about District 28 hinges on the dynamic between the Northside and the Southside. But why were the North and the South wedged into the same school district to begin with? When we asked around, no one seemed to know. What we do know are the consequences.

School Colors Episode 4: 'The Mason-Dixon Line'

School Colors Episode 4: 'The Mason-Dixon Line'

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LA Johnson
School Colors Episode 4: "The Mason-Dixon Line"
LA Johnson

So much of the present day conversation about District 28 hinges on the dynamic between the Northside and the Southside. But why were the north and the south wedged into the same school district to begin with? When we asked around, no one seemed to know.

What we do know are the consequences.

As soon as the district was created, white and Black folks looked over the Mason-Dixon line and saw each other not as neighbors, but as competitors for scarce resources. And the Southside always seemed to get the short end of the stick.

On this episode of School Colors: how the first three decades of District 28 baked in many of the conflicts and disparities that persist to this day.

Listen to Code Switch on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.