School Segregation Is Still A Thing

Last night, John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” discussed the disturbing fact that school segregation still exists in America. While the Supreme Court ruled in 1955 Brown v Board of Education that separate was not equal, it was not until 1964 passage of the Civil Rights Act that school desegregation actually started. Unfortunately, due to the way schools are funded, segregated schools not only still exist, they have increased but not in much in the South. New York State now has the most segregated school system is the US.