9:00, Monday, March 16, 2015
Once the Supreme Court mandated Charlotte integrate its schools in 1971, this city became a national leader in that effort. This was largely accomplished through busing to correct geographical imbalances. But since that time, the school system has largely re-segregated by race and class to pre-1971 levels. We look at why this has happened, what can be done to change it and what re-segregation has meant to the city and the system.
Roslyn Arlin Mickelson - Professor of Sociology, Public Policy and Women & Gender Studies, UNC Charlotte
Stephen Smith - Professor of Political Science, Winthrop University
Amy Hawn Nelson - Director of Social Research for the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and Director of the Institute for Social Capital
Our guests are editors of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: School Desegregation and Resegregation in Charlotte will have a book signing at Park Road Books Monday, March 16, from 6:30-8pm. Details here.