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Wall To Wall Desegregation Coverage, With Some Variations

By Alexander Russo — June 29, 2007 1 min read
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By and large, the papers play the desegregation decision pretty straight: “Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on school diversity reinterprets the venerable Brown vs. Board of Education decision” (Fracturing a landmark LAT).

Some of the wall to wall coverage took a slightly different tack: Don’t Mourn Brown v. Board of Education New York Times. “With yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling ending the use of voluntary schemes to create racial balance among students, it is time to acknowledge that Brown’s time has passed.” Or: Brown v. Board of Education has not been overturned (Wall Street Journal): “The end of this first full term of the John Roberts-Samuel Alito Court presented no sweeping departures, instead hewing to the incremental conservative judging that was its hallmark this year.”

You want more?
Across U.S., a New Look at School Integration Efforts NYT
Court Strikes Down Racial Criteria in School Diversity Plans PBS
Link to Google News 900 stories about the Supreme Court decision.

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