Room4Debate: Is Segregation Back in U.S. Public Schools?

From the New York Times

Is Segregation Back?

Is Segregation Back?

Last week marked the 58th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, which declared racial segregation of public schools unconstitutional. But segregation, now due largely to geography, still remains an issue for most school systems, from New York City to Charlotte, N.C., and beyond.

How can we integrate public schools when neighborhoods have become more segregated? Is it time to bring back busing? What other options and solutions are out there for providing a quality education for all children?

What are your thoughts?

Read more of the debate here.

This Day in History: Brown vs. Board of Education

On this day in 1951, the U.S. Supreme Court declares segregation in public schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Some of you may recall the Kenneth and Mamie Clark doll test, whereby children were shown two dolls- one black and one white-and asked which doll is ugly, which would they play with, etc. Black children overwhelmingly chose the white doll as the better doll. In 2006, filmmaker Kiri Davis did the experiment again in her film A Girl Like Me and received the same results.

Bearing all this in mind, do you believe desegregation helped children with their feelings of Black inferiority? Why or why not?