A School Desegregated Is Still Divided
Posted May 8, 2007 8:17 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A judge’s ruling in February freeing Little Rock, Ark., schools from oversight has not ended longstanding racial resentments.
Fifty years ago, angry whites protested desegregation at Central High School as Army soldiers escorted nine black students into the school for the first time.
Now whites are supporting an embattled black superintendent who has cut jobs and closed schools, angering blacks who say he is catering to whites, according to the New York Times.