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Ginsburg's Dissent

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Justice Ginsburg, dissenting.

... The Court stresses that the present remedial programs have been in place for seven years. But compared to more than two centuries of firmly entrenched official discrimination, the experience with the desegregation remedies ordered by the District Court has been evanescent. ...

Today the Court declares illegitimate the goal of attracting nonminority students to the Kansas City, Mo., School District, and thus stops the District Court's efforts to integrate a school district that was, in the 1984-1985 school year, sorely in need and 68.3 percent black. Given the deep, inglorious history of segregation in Missouri, to curtail desegregation at this time and in this manner is an action at once too swift and too soon.

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