Delmont traces the roots of the movement to and reaction against integrating schools and supports his thorough historical work with engaging portraits of key characters such as Irina McCabe, the anti-busing housewife, and Clay Smothers, the "most conservative Black Man in America." This story, of the cynical appropriation of Civil Rights tactics for segregationist ends and the broad complicity of Northern White society, ought to be known by all, particularly as America's public schools continue to resegregate
. Delmont persuasively argues that "school officials, politicians, courts, and the news media valued the desires of white parents over the rights of black children" (212).
In schools that throw together students from different races and social classes without creating a common intellectual and values framework, students are likely to resegregate
socially and academically along racial and class lines.
The Supreme Court has placed major obstacles in the way of race-based efforts to desegregate school systems and has adopted rules that allow school systems that had desegregated to resegregate
Wilson opposed the admission of black students to Princeton, and attempted to resegregate
the federal civil service.
Since 1988, however, many states began to resegregate
. "It is at that exact moment that you see the achievement gap start to widen again, "she says.
. (4) This phenomenon suggests that the court
Barber fears that Republican lawmakers' efforts to expand private-school vouchers will resegregate
the very schools his parents worked to integrate.
AT FIRST IT WENT WELL, THEN THE STUDENTS CHOSE TO RESEGREGATE
Rising levels of racial diversity bring many opportunities for integration, but a key challenge will be to ensure that metros and districts that become diverse remain diverse--and do not resegregate
. Even as levels of segregation between school districts in some of Virginia's major metros decline, swift racial transition is occurring within districts.
The logical consequence of that line of thinking is, let's resegregate
America; let's re-create nondiverse communities.
Second, new research indicates that public school districts are increasingly witnessing their student bodies segregate (or resegregate
) into individual, racialized schools.
A candidate supported by the White Citizens Council vowed to resegregate
Clinton High School.