school desegregation http://wrkf.org en Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board' http://wrkf.org/post/nostalgia-whats-been-lost-brown-v-board <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY4aOHTjGTM</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 09:46:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 26701 at http://wrkf.org Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board' Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools http://wrkf.org/post/brown-v-board-mendez-fought-californias-segregated-schools Sylvia Mendez says the only reason she wanted to go to an all-white school in California's Westminster District in the 1940s was because of its beautiful playground. The school that she and other Latino students were forced to attend didn't have monkey bars or swings.<p>"I was 9 years old," she says. "I just thought my parents wanted us to go to the nice-looking school."<p>But her parents, Gonzalo and Felicitas, were fighting for integration. Seven years before the Supreme Court's landmark decision in <em>Brown v. Fri, 16 May 2014 07:39:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 26655 at http://wrkf.org Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools How Court's Bus Ruling Sealed Differences In Detroit Schools http://wrkf.org/post/how-courts-bus-ruling-sealed-differences-detroit-schools It was 40 years ago today that the Supreme Court accepted what became a landmark case about school desegregation. The <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/3-things-know-about-history-detroit-busing" target="_blank">case was controversial </a>because it involved busing student between a largely African-American city — Detroit — and its white suburban areas. The ruling helped cement differences between urban schools and suburban neighborhoods.<p>White flight out of the city was already in full swing in the early 1970s, and Detroit neighborhoods were racially segregated. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:23:00 +0000 Sarah Alvarez 19009 at http://wrkf.org How Court's Bus Ruling Sealed Differences In Detroit Schools