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    ...don't keep the schools color-coded.  Smaller counties don't have sufficient housing segregation to do this.  What keeps schools segregated in smaller counties is that the whites go to Christian "academies", the blacks go to public school, and in many cases whites control the school board.

    Multiple school districts in a county tend to keep the schools class-coded.

    And even in the unitary school districts, where there is significant housing segregation, parent opposition to busing and "exclusive" neighborhoods keeps schools segregated.  And in the larger cities, there are a range of Christian and private schools available for the affluent.

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 05:16:46 AM PST

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      smaller counties cut into 3 districts, with predominately white districts on either side of predominately Black district with private academies and Christian academies located in this district. This allows a 3 tier system, both racial and class based so the 2 exterior districts are for whites who cannot afford private academies and the majority Black district ensuring that its students do not adversely affect the performance of the other 2 districts on paper.
      Have to remember that in SC there is still a perceived need by some folks for a 2 race public school system  

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