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‘Separate Programs for Separate Communities’: California School District Agrees to Desegregate

“A California school district outside of San Francisco agreed to desegregate its schools on Friday, after a two-year state investigation found that the district had “knowingly and intentionally maintained and exacerbated” racial segregation and even established an intentionally segregated school.” …

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Psychology: Bias, Quantified

  Princeton professor of psychology Stacey Sinclair and postdoctoral scholar Travis Riddle compared county-by-county data on racial bias with statistics on school punishment. Their results showed that bias and racial disparities are strongly correlated. The summary article in the Princeton…

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How Much Wealthier Are White School Districts Than Nonwhite Ones? $23 Billion, Report Says

“The report, released this week by the nonprofit EdBuild, put a dollar amount on the problem of school segregation, which has persisted long after Brown v. Board of Education and was targeted in recent lawsuits in states from New Jersey…

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White kids, racism and the way privileged parenting props up an unjust system

Noah Berlatsky focusing on the work of Margaret Hagerman, professor of sociology and author of White Kids: Growing up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America, notes that “well intentioned people work half unconsciously to solidify and perpetuate their own…

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‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students

Erica L. Green and Annie Waldman in collaboration with ProPublica report on the historical and current conditions in the Charlottesville, Virginia public schools that reveal that sharp divide between black and white students in this university town.  One white parent…

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