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Students in Predominantly Minority Schools

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American schools became increasingly more segregated in the 1990s, a rise that a researcher attributes to white flight to suburban areas, federal courts' ending the strong desegregation plans of the 1960s, and the fact that Hispanic students were not included in desegregation efforts.

   50-100% Minority Blacks        Latinos

  90-100% Minority
Blacks      Latinos

1968-69 76.6 54.8 64.3 23.1
1972-73 63.6 56.6 38.7 23.3
1980-81 62.9 68.1 33.2 28.8
1986-87 63.3 71.5 32.5 32.2
1991-92 66.0 73.4 33.9 34.0
1994-95 67.1 74.0 33.6 34.8
1996-97 68.8 74.8 35.0 35.4
1998-99 70.2 75.6 36.5 36.6

SOURCE: Harvard Civil Rights Project, "Schools More Separated: Consequences of a Decade of Resegregation," 2001.

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