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School Segregation Is Up

Black and Latino children flood public schools, risk receiving "separate and inferior" educations

(Newser) - US public schools are more and more divided by race, a trend likely to continue thanks to a June Supreme Court ruling forbidding most local integration efforts, Reuters reports. Many black and Latino children, who now make up 43% of the population, are receiving what a leading civil rights research... More »

Wallace Assailant Earns Release

Man who fired bullet that paralyzed Alabama gov has served 35 years

(Newser) - The man who shot George Wallace in 1972 and later called him a "segregationist dinosaur" will be released from prison later this year after serving 35 years of a 53-year sentence, the AP reports. The Alabama governor was forced to drop out of the presidential race after a bullet... More »

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