ERIC Number: ED065646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
It's Not Over in the South: School Desegregation in Forty-Three Southern Cities Eighteen Years After Brown.
American Friends Service Committee, Washington, DC.; Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc., Huntsville.; Washington Research Project, Washington, DC.; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New York, NY.; Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.; National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.
The focus of this study on school desegregation is on 43 cities in the following areas: Bibb and Chatham Counties (Ga.); Orange, Duval, Hillsborough, and Pinellas Counties (Fla.); Cado, Quachita, East Baton Rouge, and Orleans Parishes (La.); and, Richland County District Number 1, Florence County District Number 1, and Orangeburg County District Number Five (S.C.). Based on the reports of the study monitors, the following are among the recommendations and findings made: (1) equal protection of laws is yet not a reality for most black students in the South; (2) at least a dozen major urban, Southern school systems are operating on inadequate and outdated court orders and desegregation plans; (3) some urban Southern school districts are not only segregated but do not provide any form of student transportation; (4) a school district cannot desegregate half-way; faculty and student integration must go hand-in-hand; (5) resegregation is an alarming fact in the urban Southern school systems, aided by local state and federal action; (6) a large number of black students are congregated in the lower academic groups in southern urban schools because of "ability" grouping; (7) widespread student unrest is symptomatic of racism, insensitivity, and injustice; (8) suspensions and expulsions of students are so widespread as to raise serious questions as to the effectiveness of these methods to enforce discipline; and, (9) increased use of police and security guards does not seem to have eliminated or significantly decreased disciplinary problems. (Authors/RJ)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Black Students, Bus Transportation, Court Role, Desegregation Plans, Discipline Problems, Expulsion, Faculty Integration, Integration Studies, Racial Balance, School Desegregation, School Resegregation, School Segregation, Southern Schools, Suspension, Tokenism, Urban Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.; Urban Coalition, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee, Washington, DC.; Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc., Huntsville.; Washington Research Project, Washington, DC.; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New York, NY.; Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.; National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; South Carolina