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7 realities for Black students in America, 70 years after Brown

The Hechinger Report

Linda Brown’s denied admission to a white school led to a Supreme Court case, resulting in desegregation. However, racial disparities persist in American education: increased segregation since 1991, 10% of Black students in 90% Black schools, only 6% Black teachers, and uneven educational resources. Despite similar spending on Black and white students, funding sources differ. Black student representation at state universities is low, and the introduction of an AP African American Studies course has faced political challenges.

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