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Connections: Understanding segregation in America

Segregation has become a charged national issue once again, due to the political scuffle between former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. Biden was one of many lawmakers who opposed busing as a way to help integrate America’s schools, following the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Today, our country remains largely segregated, and northeast cities like Rochester are especially segregated. What could have prevented that? What might change it now? Our guests discuss both the history and the future:

  • Bill Cala, former superintendent of the Rochester City School District
  • Paul Hypolite, political strategist
  • Eamonn Scanlon, education and policy analyst for The Children’s Agenda

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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