I was recently sent an article about how Louisville (Kentucky) tackled desegregation:
It is a long article filled with quite a few graphics, but well worth the read, I think. Especially helpful is that it not only shines the light on a very common-sense-but-radical approach to racial relations, it also showcases some of the obstacles and problems encountered along the way. It takes the Champaign Unit 4 model and puts it on steroids and scales it out. There is also a comparison to Detroit, a city which has taken a very different path.
The article also falls in line with the current theme of posts on this blog; building community. “The only way to make people comfortable with people from different backgrounds is just to spend more time with them…”
How important is desegregation to us? Why?
Your feedback and opinions are most appreciated.