Nikole Hannah-Jones: “What is your skin in the game?”

In a previous post, I summarized key points from the Brown@65 conference hosted by the Center for Education & Civil Rights and the Africana Research Center at Penn State. This post focuses on the riveting keynote from Nikole Hannah-Jones. As regular blog readers know, I write about her often, given her central role in the…

Still Separate, Still Unequal: Racial justice art events this summer

Shortly after starting my job at the Center for Education and Civil Rights, I learned about a unique art exhibit that was set to be installed at Penn State as part of a national tour. The exhibit is called “Still Separate – Still Unequal,” co-curated with Larry Ossei-Mensah, and it is the second part of…

School integration 65 years after Brown

Today – 65 years after the Brown decision – the school integration movement is undoubtedly at an inflection between a contemporary low point in federal/state support for integration and a high point (that is getting higher daily) in expanded public attention to the benefits of integration and expanded public will for action. Last week, we…

Upcoming events for the 65th anniversary of Brown

May 17th will mark 65 years since the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Brown vs. Board of Education. It’s a key moment in the year for the school integration movement, a time to reflect (often on the pace of resegregation or the unfulfilled promises of Brown) and a time that many groups use for conversation…

Voluntary Integration: The known and (fairly vast) unknown

A few weeks ago, the Learning Policy Institute released a new report on the federal role in school integration. It makes two very important points about the current state of school integration: Re-segregation has accelerated rapidly after districts across the country have been let out from under court desegregation orders (see below), and There’s a…

SD Research Roundup: Housing Studies, Privatization, & Multicultural Picture Books

The SD Notebook is easing back into the new year with a very quick post that highlights a variety of good and important studies from the end of 2018. I mainly just didn’t want these pieces to get lost amidst all the activity of the holidays, end of semester etc. As always, I hope you…

SD News Roundup, Part 1: Big diversity lawsuits at Harvard and Hartford

November was a busy month for school diversity and civil rights news. In the interest of space, I had to leave out stories on a failed (and bizarre) white secession attempt near Atlanta, new research/reporting on “a la carte” living (or, when neighborhoods become more diverse, but schools do not), and Cindy Hyde-Smith & segregation…