The Supreme Court Decision That Kept Suburban Schools Segregated
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Jon Hale

History, Americas

A 1974 Supreme Court decision found that school segregation was allowable if it wasn’t being done on purpose.

America recently marked the 65-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education – a landmark case intended to abolish the “separate-but-equal” doctrine of racial segregation in schools.

But the racial makeup of today’s schools actually owes itself to a series of other court decisions – including one issued 45 years ago on July...

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