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    Many started as a direct reaction to Brown v Board. They bore little resemblance to the Catholic and "mainline" Protestant schools which already existed: they were intended to subvert public school integration.

    My hometown was 26% African American: our school district was 42% African American by the mid-70s. When "all deliberate speed" finally arrived to my school district in the early 70s, there was a local explosion of these schools. A handful actually became legit institutions only because "the right parents" had control of the establishment process.

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 02:31:43 PM PDT

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