A federal judge in Mississippi is ordering a rural town to stop what states have been banned from doing for years, segregating their schools.
Schools in the state’s Walthall County have been allowing Black students to be taught in Blacks-only classrooms and have allowed whites to transfer to predominantly white schools in the area.
Officials says white students were allowed to transfer from the Tylertown schools that are around 75 percent Black to the Salem Attendance Center which is 66 percent white commonly in Walthall County.
Senior Judge Tom S. Lee of the U.S. District Court of Southern Mississippi is enforcing the 1970 desegregation case against the state and Walthall County prohibiting such behavior.
In his ruling Tuesday, Judge Lee denounced school officials for allowing segregation saying,
“More than 55 years after Brown v. Board of Education, it is unacceptable for school districts to act in a way that encourages or tolerates the resegregation of public schools. We will take action so that school districts subject to federal desegregation orders comply with their obligation to eliminate vestiges of separate black and white schools.”
Just a few weeks ago, a North Carolina school board voted to allow segregation in their schools, allowing the school’s bus line to be divided so that Blacks and Hispanics were isolated to lower performing schools.
Segregation in 2010???
This is crazy!