BOSTON: Why Southie Stands Fast

In its fifth week under a court integration order requiring the busing of white and black pupils into each other's neighborhoods, Boston was a mixture of calm and tension. A motorcade of white parents opposed to forced busing created noise but little more. A parade of blacks protesting the school boycott by whites went off quietly. Attendance at some schools was near normal, while elsewhere students stayed home; citywide school attendance last week averaged 72%, up 8% from opening week but down slightly from its high point.

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