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On the Road to Brown and Beyond: Troubling Integration, Desegregation, and Segregation in the Fight for Black Educational Equity, Opportunity, and Justice

What We’re Learning

In 2021, 67 years after the historic Brown victory, U.S. schools are increasingly re-segregating and are systematically failing Black students. In this paper, ross reviews the unfulfilled promise of Brown, and the role of both the Supreme Court and school districts in actively and passively facilitating re-segregation. Further, this paper explores Black communities’ complicated relationship to the Brown decision, and Black student experiences in both segregated and desegregated schools in the current context. As well, ross considers how the lens of anti-Blackness in education may be a useful tool in charting a path toward equity, opportunity, and educational justice for Black students.

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