Education: Southie Boils Over

In the three months since South Boston High became the focal point of Boston's bitter school-desegregation battle, a majority of the white students and many of the newly enrolled blacks have been boycotting the school. Last week attendance dropped to zero when South Boston High and seven other Boston public schools were closed after a new outbreak of racial violence. During a shoving match outside a South Boston High classroom, Michael Faith, 18, a white student from South Boston, was stabbed. Armed policemen assigned to patrol the troubled corridors arrested James White, 18, a black student from Roxbury. Faith was rushed...