Was School Integration Worth It?

On this extra last-day of Black History Month I thought I would pose a question that comes up often enough in some circles I run in…was school integration worth it?

I could come down on either side.

But with all the statistics and studies that have come up recently about the state of African American boys in American education, it’s reasonable to ask whether fighting to integrate schools has really brought about the goal of quality education for children of color; or would fighting for the equal in “separate but equal” have been the better fight?

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