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Monday, January 21, 2013

On Inauguration Day, a reminder

More--much more--about Inauguration Day 2013 later. But for now, in answer to the frequently-asked question about whether we have made progress against racial prejudice, consider this, recently received from a friend in South Carolina:

Summerton, SC, is one source for the Briggs vs. Elliott lawsuit, one of four cases combined in Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) in which the Supreme Court overturned racial segregation in the US public schools.
At present, one might say that the Summerton schools are still segregated. The public schools are 95% black, even though there are 40% white people in the town. The white students go to Clarendon Hall, a private school serving about four counties. The public schools have composite scores that are the lowest in the state.