Brown? Brown who?

5-16-16: “Both racial and poverty segregation create educational challenges for students and are related to unequal opportunity. Many schools are affected by both at the same time in a pattern our reports have called double segregation. When students are socialized in schools in which few students have benefited from the advantages and power that middle class families possess and exercise on behalf of their children, they are poorly prepared for a society where colleges/universities and good jobs are strongly white and middle class institutions. The informal contacts that develop in schools and neighborhoods and that often lead to better information, contacts, and opportunities also remain segregated. This is how segregation perpetuates racial isolation and inequality.”

– From “Brown at 62: School Segregation by Race, Poverty and State,” Civil Rights Project UCLA, May 16, 2016