Racial Segregation Returns to US Schools, 60 Years After the Supreme Court Banned it


As the US marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs Board of Education ruling, some of the country’s schools remain racially divided.

He Was A Good Man: How Do You Want to be Remembered?


I’ve never really cared about my legacy, and then I read the obituary of a crazy racist.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Orrin Evans


The journalist who helped end segregation in the military also published the first comic book with black heroes and black creators.

Ole Miss Fraternity Suspended for Hanging a Noose on Statue of Civil Rights Hero

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Three students who hung a noose around James Meredith’s statue reveal how little progress the school has made since its segregation days.

I Have a Dream: That it Won’t Be $1 For Me and $0.57 For You


In some ways, the racial wealth divide is worse now than it was when Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for economic equality.

“People ALWAYS assume she is the nanny…”


This Comment by Denise on the post 9 Things I Want to Say (But Don’t) to Your Curious Yet Racially-Charged Microaggressions Against Me & My Children

The N-Word and Education Reform


Tim Brown believes that, “Cultural sensitivity should be a block of granite in the foundation of our education system, taught annually and comprehensively.”

How the Feds Failed to Integrate Westchester County


Far from being a new chapter, the tale of Westchester replicates the long history of the Fair Housing Act, in which federal officials have repeatedly backed down from strong enforcement when confronted by determined local opposition.

PubNotes: Key Takeaways From ProPublica’s Fair Housing Investigation


An overview of the U.S. government’s many failed attempts to promote integrated housing since the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968.

Georgia High School Students Hold First Ever Integrated Prom (VIDEO)


And it was only 40 years in the making.

NEWSER: Georgia Teens Look to Dump Segregated Proms

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Four students at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Georgia, are bucking tradition and organizing the town’s first ever “integrated prom.”

The Invisible World of Rural Black America: Part 3

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Two sons of a sharecropper return to the Texas town where they grew up.

The Invisible World of Rural Black America: Part 2

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Join Lola Rainey on a guided tour through American history with her father and uncle, sons of a Texas sharecropper.

The Invisible World of Rural Black America

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Lola Rainey joins two septuagenarian relatives for a Texas road trip through a vanishing America.

Students in Indiana Town Want “Traditional Prom” Banning Gay Students From Attending

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Several students and their parents are banding together to create a “straights only” prom, and they don’t care who they offend to do it.

A Perfect Test


A San Francisco native travels to the Mississippi Delta for lessons on another America.

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