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brown v. board

This month marks the anniversary of Brown v. Board, the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared 'separate but equal' education unconstitutional and provided the legal basis for desegregating schools.

Sixty years later, data from The Civil Rights Project at UCLA shows American schools are actually more racially isolated than ever.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a reporter with ProPublica. Her most recent story looks at why schools are as segregated now as they were before the landmark decision.

Listen to our interview with Nikole at the Education Writers Association's national seminar in Nashville:

This Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that paved the way for American schools to desegregate. Integration was a slow, and often violent, process that wasn't isolated to the American South. 

In Boston, in the 1970's, a judge ordered the busing of children from one part of town to another to integrate public schools. Known today as the busing crisis, the court order set off a wave of protests. 

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