Moving Backward -- The New Segregation
America proceeds to move backward. It just seems like all those things fought for in the 60's and 70's are slowly being flushed down the toliet. I guess we will all have to fight the fight all over again one of these days:
Omaha schools split along racial lines
In a move some decried as state-sponsored segregation, the Legislature voted Thursday to divide the Omaha school system into three districts -- one mostly black, one predominantly white and one largely Hispanic.
Supporters, including the idea's sponsor and the Legislature's lone black senator, said the plan would give minorities control over the school board and ensure that schoolchildren aren't shortchanged in favor of white students.
Opponents said it was nothing but state-sanctioned segregation.