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  • A pivotal moment for higher education

    The Chronicle examines the continuing struggle for desegregation in higher education in Maryland and Mississippi that began in 1975 when Jake Ayers filed suit demanding that Mississippi provide equal education at the state's historically black colleges. Currently Mississippi and Maryland are facing difficulty finding an equitable solution to desegregating the state's predominantly white schools and the historically black colleges.
  • Deciding Desegregation

    This is a series of series examining the potential ramifications of a legal challenge to end legislated desegregation in Charlotte, where busing was first practiced as a means of integrating schools. The Observer "focused on two key questions: Has desegregation in Charlotte given all children the same shot at success? And if desegregation ends, what are the consequences for the district's 100,000 children?"
  • Chicago Area Beefs Up Its Borders

    Gated communities and cul-de-sacs have been sprouting up at a rapid pace in Chicago. The article explores the motivations behind the trend. Some defend the measures as important for abating traffic and crime; others say they are meant to separate racial and socioeconomic groups.
  • Deciding desegregation: a continuing series

    This report uses computer assisted reporting (CAR) to show what a desegregated school system would look like -- how neighborhood schools assignments would affect classroom diversity, poverty rates, crowding, and the distances students travel every day.
  • The transformation of public housing

    A three-part Chicago Reporter series examines the massive redevelopment of the city's notorious public housing high-rise developments. The first report broke the news that a U.S. District Court had ordered the Chicago Housing Authority to build half its replacement public housing outside of depressed black neighborhoods as a way of reversing years of discrimination.
  • Sacred ground

    When other white churches feld to the suburbs, Tabernacle Presbyterian stayed put. Indianapolis Monthly asked the question: Is the church a beacon of hope or an anachronishm?
  • White heat

    Years of seething battles over efforts to integrate Chciago's fire department have produced a disturbing racial divide -- and some extraordinarily bitter white men.
  • A time to kill

    The end of apartheid has unleashed a terrifying plague of serial killings in South Africa. Maxim investigates.
  • Separate Worlds

    The story deals with persisting segregation in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Its focuses on the Russell family, one of the few in town to choose the predominantly black public school over the all-white private school.
  • Rethinking Malone

    The story is about a neighborhood that is still carrying the stigma of its past identity. Malone used to be the area of town that racist real estate brokers and bank loan officers segregated blacks into, in the pre-civil rights days. The area today is still considered a poor, crime-filled, minority dominated area by many in Lincoln's largely white community. Using computer-assisted reporting techniques and public records, The Daily Nebraskan was able to disprove most of the commonly held perceptions. (December 12, 1996)