Contributors: Apr. 29, 1996

JAMES S. KUNEN, the author of this week's disquieting cover story on resegregation, has been writing vividly about social issues since, at 19, he penned The Strawberry Statement, a best-selling account of Columbia University's 1968 student strike against the Vietnam War. A TIME contributor since last October, Kunen spent many hours visiting classrooms in Kansas City, Missouri, and Norfolk, Virginia, observing students and teachers wrestling with the problems posed by separate but unequal education. But whomever he talked to, from black nationalists to advocates of magnet schools to staunch integrationists, he discovered a common goal that transcended race. "I found," he...

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