ED U CATI O N: Northern Segregation

With cool detachment, Northerners often view school segregation as a disease confined to the distant South. Yet many a Northern city is undergoing a vast Negro influx, a consequent white flight to the suburbs. With the newcomers forced into black-belt housing, de facto segregation prevails in urban public schools throughout the North. So goes the pattern in Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia—a steady proliferation of conditions contrary to the spirit of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 ruling that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

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