School Segregation Then and Now: Has Much Changed?

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Louisville, Kentucky

In 1971, Louisville and Jefferson County school systems were hit with a lawsuit calling for them to be desegregated. In 1996, a court ruled that every school had to have a 15 to 50 percent Black student enrollment. The Supreme Court struck down that ruling in 2007 and under a new plan, the districts are focusing more on class than race in assigning students to schools. (Photo: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

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