Fifty Years After 'Brown v. Board of Education'

Immigration and housing patterns have created highly segregated schools, far from what 'Brown v. Board of Education' framers intended.
April 11, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the notion of 'separate but equal' schooling unconstitutional, saying 'separate' was inherently unequal. Yet in the decades since the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the demographics of the country have changed in ways the authors of the landmark decision never envisioned. ... As part of an ongoing examination this year of the legacy of the Brown decision, NPR's Claudio Sanchez and NPR's Ina Jaffe report from California for a five-part series looking at school segregation in America, then and now." [Editor's note: Streaming audio is available in RealMedia and Windows Media formats.]

Thanks to Manny Rodriguez

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Published on Monday, April 5, 2004 in National Public Radio
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