More than 70 percent of African-American and Latino students in Southern states attend predominantly minority schools, concludes a study released last week 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.
Vol. 25, Issue 03, Page 11Published in Print: September 14, 2005, as Minority Students