DIVIDING LINE: WHY WE NEED TO RAISE HELL

IT'S NOT ONLY WHITE RACISTS WHO SHUN POOR BLACK KIDS. SO DO WEALTHY BLACKS

Before we gave up on integration, we should have tried it. Instead, for the past 40 years, we played a shell game with desegregation in which blacks chased after whites who would not stand still long enough to be integrated with. The result: public schools so separate and vastly unequal that Plessy v. Ferguson, not Brown v. Board, might as well be the law of the land.

This sorry situation is, to be sure, mostly the fault of whites who pay lip service to equal rights but cut and run as soon as enough blacks move into their neighborhood. But many...

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