👓 Hyde-Smith Attended All-White ‘Seg Academy’ to Avoid Integration | Jackson Free Press

Read Hyde-Smith Attended All-White ‘Seg Academy’ to Avoid Integration (jacksonfreepress.com)
U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended and graduated from a segregation academy that were set up so that white parents could avoid having to send their children to schools with black students, a yearbook reveals.

This is the second article I’m reading out of the Jackson Free Press in almost as many days. They’ve got some excellent coverage on this topic to be sure.

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👓 Pasadena Busing Controversy: Sept. 14, 1970 | ColoradoBoulevard.net

Read Pasadena Busing Controversy: Sept. 14, 1970 by Roxanne Elhachem (ColoradoBoulevard.net)
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. In the 1970s and 1980s, and under federal court supervision, many school districts started implementing mandatory busing plans within their district. This busing system would force children of Pasadena, who attended public schools, to take the bus in order to encourage integration of all the different races that lived in the city.
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📺 School Segregation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) | YouTube

Watched School Segregation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) from YouTube

Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.

🎧 ‘The Daily’: Linda Brown’s Landmark Case | The New York Times

Listened to ‘The Daily’: Linda Brown’s Landmark Case by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

Behind the landmark Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education was a girl named Linda Brown, whose story led to states being ordered to desegregate schools, mostly against their will. Ms. Brown died on Sunday. Who was she, and what has changed in the nearly 64 years since the case was decided?



On today’s episode:

• Nikole Hannah-Jones, an investigative reporter covering race and civil rights for The New York Times Magazine.

Background reading:

• The New York Times obituary of Linda Brown.

A fantastic piece of journalism here. Timely, interesting, and important. This is the type of coverage that keeps me coming back to The Daily on a regular basis.

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