Still Separate, Still Unequal

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Still Separate, Still Unequal
Segregation is a topic that has been discussed for decades. Segregation in schools wasn't really dealt with. The government basically disguised it and kept it away from the public. Brown V. Board of Education, Plessy V. Ferguson, and Jim Crow Laws was the cover, but it didn't solve anything. Segregation isn't just about race, it's also financially. When money is involved in the situation there's a major advantage. Johnathan Kozol talks about how we're still separate, and unequal. Johnathan Kozol touched on some really great points, when it came down to gproving how we're separate, and unequal. Kozol digs a little deeper to back up his word on being separate and unequal. In the following paragraphs I will
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A person that only have a high school diploma isn't going to invest in their child's education.
Riding through a white neighborhood and a black neighborhood there is a big difference. In white neighborhoods there is usually a garden, dogs, fences, and etc. In a black neighborhood it's hard to find those things. Neighborhoods are segregated as well as schools. Someone that lives in a "rich" neighborhood wouldn't send their child to a school that’s in a black neighborhood. America has enforced laws that prevents segregation, but we're still separate in a way. Schools in poor neighborhoods aren't considered high quality schools. Hardships grant allowed low class students to attend schools of high quality, but to get into the school there is a standardized test required to take. In educations systems where the population is mixed with whites and blacks is still segregated in a way.
Even though schools are integrated because of the Brown Vs. Board of Education Act, schools are still segregated. White students hang with each other and black students hang with each other. Beverly Daniel Tatum touched on this subject with her article "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" This article ties into with what Kozol's article. Tatum stated "If you walk into any racially mixed high school during lunch you will notice a group of black students sitting together" (375). Black students
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