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Nearly 60 years after the landmark US supreme court ruling that ordered schools to integrate, the classrooms of Cleveland, Mississippi, are still divided by race.

A federal court ordered the Cleveland school district to consolidate its schools entirely on Friday, ruling that after so many decades of resistance, only dismantling and reforming the schools could bring the town’s two sides together.

In a 96-page opinion, the US district court for the northern district of Mississippi wrote: “The delay in desegregation has deprived generations of students of the constitutionally guaranteed right of an integrated education. Although no court order can right these wrongs, it is the duty of the District to ensure that not one more student suffers under this burden.”

Continue reading:  Mississippi city ordered to desegregate schools 60 years after landmark ruling

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5 thoughts on “Mississippi city ordered to desegregate schools 60 years after landmark ruling

  1. Wow. 60 years of delayed desegregation? An example of how the powerful have kept MS a truly backward state – of poverty, ignorance, and suffering. They have no shame.

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