Education Report Roundup

Harvard Study Raises Concern About Racial Composition of Southern Schools

By Kevin Bushweller — September 08, 2005 1 min read

More information about the study is available from the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.

More than 70 percent of African-American and Latino students in Southern states attend predominantly minority schools, concludes a study released by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.

The study suggests that the data signal a trend backward to the 1960s, before widespread busing helped integrate public schools. Even states like Florida, North Carolina, and Delaware—where stable metropolitan desegregation plans existed for three decades—are experiencing the trend, according to the report.