Noliwe Rooks, professor of Africana Studies, American Studies and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, writes in this NY Daily News piece that New York City schools have not achieved the dream of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka.
"Over the past 65 years, a majority of large-scale integration efforts in New York City have relied on parents choosing, volunteering or agreeing to allow black and Latino children to attend school with their children," she writes. "Time and time again, they have refused. Sometimes they say they support the principle of integration but are opposed to specific remedies like busing, redrawing district lines or eliminating high-stakes admission tests. Parents who could afford to do so have also simply removed their children from public schools. The result is New York City schools are among the most racially segregated schools in the country."