RACES: Busing (Contd.)

As of last week, the vast majority of U.S. public school children were back in class. Though there were a few pockets of resistance, hundreds of thousands of students, parents and administrators did their lawful and orderly best to cope with the difficulties of new court-ordered busing programs aimed at bringing racial balance to school districts.

In the South, racist politicians tried to make capital of the busing issue by urging parents to boycott the schools. Surprisingly few did. Alabama Governor George Wallace, for instance, visited a suburb of Mobile one day last week to plead with...

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