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Segregation news and analysis from The Nation
April 19, 2017
What Betsy DeVos’s Emphasis on ‘Choice’ Means for School Segregation
The education secretary’s policies stand to make divisions in our schools and neighborhoods worse, not better.
March 30, 2017
Silicon Valley Has a Homelessness Crisis
If you’re not part of the tech boom, good luck finding affordable housing.
January 9, 2017
Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era
Sessions’s extreme views on crime and punishment are a throwback to the darkest chapters in American history.
December 23, 2016
Keith Ellison Says He Is Ready to Fight for Democracy in North Carolina—and Across America
Keith Ellison is right to warn Democrats that a battle in one state has nationwide implications.
November 8, 2016
10 Things Progressives Need to Do Now
Starting November 9, we have our work cut out for us.
October 7, 2016
These Are Not ‘Neighborhood Schools.’ They’re Segregated Schools.
Actor Jesse Williams investigates one of the most unequal school systems in the entire country.
September 26, 2016
Black Charlotte Is Frustrated—and That’s by Design
The Queen City has boomed in recent years. But its growth and prosperity has only hardened a racial divide established decades ago.
June 15, 2016
Millennials Have Lived Through a Doubling of School Segregation
The old methods of encouraging integration in our public education are failing.
March 15, 2016
How Housing Vouchers Can Fight Residential Segregation
Vouchers shouldn’t merely keep people off the streets; they should help families move to neighborhoods with more opportunities.
February 22, 2016
Harper Lee, 1926–2016
Lee belonged to a generation of Southern writers who rejected the racist heritage of their childhoods but not the world that nurtured it.