An interesting and provocative piece appeared as a Commentary in Education Week by Nicholas Dauphine, a senior in high school in San Antonio, Texas.
Today, the nation’s most segregated schools aren’t in the deep south. They’re in New York.
At some community colleges almost two-thirds of the students are black, Hispanic or members of other groups considered underrepresented.
Writer-director Brian Helgeland uses baseball as a metaphor for the United States and its segregationism of the 1940s.
Studies show consistently that children in integrated education have fared better academically than those in segregated schools – making a significant difference in the lives of black children and their children as well.
A local author recently published a book on the history of African American ballet dancers in Philadelphia.
If only the filmmakers telling this story were as high-flying and ambitious as the heroic characters their movie celebrates.
Bob Herbert, in The New York Times reminds us a half century after the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation ruling that “Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”