It’s been nearly 60 years since the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, and the subsequent flurry of lawsuits forcing the desegregation of schools. Two recent studies—one from Stanford University, the other from UCLA—say that schools, particularly in the South, are becoming re-segregated after the lawsuits are settled. Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish appears to be part of that pattern.
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In the next report in the series on re-segregation, Christine Jessel takes us to Clinton, Tennessee where some of the earliest desegregation efforts played out to find out what has changed – and what hasn’t.