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January 23, 2020

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Still Segregated? Race in America’s Schools
Last Featured: 9/13/2004

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While many hail the profound importance of the desegregation ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, others openly question if the reality lives up to the promise. Busing orders have ended, integration plans put aside and most schools across the nation remain largely segregated by race. In an ironic shift, some racial justice activists are now advocating for the development of specially designated schools for African American boys and African American girls. What are the costs of continued segregation and where do we take the legacy left to us by the justices a half a century ago?

Charles Ogletree , Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Vice Dean for the Clinical Programs, is one of the nation’s most respected legal theorists. He has written numerous books and articles including his forthcoming book, All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education. Professor Ogletree holds honorary doctorates of law from six schools. Among his numerous awards and recognitions, he was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal and one of the 100 most influential blacks in America by Savoy and Black Enterprise Magazines. In 2002 he received the National Bar Association’s Equal Justice Award.

Armstrong Williams is a respected, outspoken commentator who, in 1992, launched The Right Side Productions, which syndicates his daily television show on cable outlets across the country. Mr. Armstrong writes a widely syndicated newspaper column and is the author of the book, Beyond Blame. He hosts and produces his own radio program and is a contributing editor to Charisma, New Man, and Savoy Magazines. Prior to starting his media ventures, Mr. Williams served as an assistant to Clarence Thomas, then Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. presidential appointee to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Carrol Campbell and legislative aide and advisor to U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond.

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"Oh, let my land be a land where liberty is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, but opportunity is real and life is free. Equality is in the air we breathe."

— Langston Hughes

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Civil Rights Act of 1964
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All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education
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Beyond Blame: How We Can Succeed by Breaking the Dependency Barrier
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