It Was Never About Busing

MacArthur Award winning journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones, summarizes desegregation attempts in the United States since the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, explaining that busing (argued about in the recent Presidential debates) was always a tactic of last resort.  “[A]ccording to data collected from the Education Department, the whiter the school, the more resources it has. We cannot forget that so many school desegregation lawsuits started with attempts by black parents to simply get equal resources for black schools. Parents demanded integration only after they realized that in a country that does not value black children the same as white ones, black children will never get what white children get unless they sit where white children sit.”  Read Jones’ complete essay by clicking here.

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