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Connections: Understanding segregation in America

Jul 2, 2019

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