Integration: The Dream Is Over

Because they regard the city as an ideal mirror of U.S. tastes, dozens of companies use Denver to test-market new products. If the same holds true of racial attitudes, then a key election in Denver last week suggests that Americans oppose school integration (at least via bussing) by 21 to one.

The vast majority of Denver's elementary schools are de facto segregated. Almost two-thirds of the white pupils attend schools that are more than 85% white; in predominantly black schools, the pupils are rapidly falling behind in their studies. Goaded by the murder...

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