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JUST IN: New #OpEd from @Sifill_LDF sheds insight on the busing debate.

"The history of how we became a nation separated geographically by race has been conveniently forgotten. It is this history that made busing essential to [school] desegregation." slate.com/news-and-polit…
"[B]using has long been presented as an independent evil worthy of bipartisan resistance in both white and black communities represents the triumph of a false narrative packaged to excuse one of the ugliest and most destabilizing realities of American society..." -@Sifill_LDF
"The history of how we became a nation separated geographically by race has been conveniently forgotten. It is this history that made busing essential to the desegregation of our schools."- @Sifill_LDF #CivilRights slate.com/news-and-polit…
Busing "when caught on camera in cities like Boston, often appeared no different from the widely condemned actions of white parents and students attempting to block the entrance of black students to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957." slate.com/news-and-polit…
The title of our 1971 groundbreaking report “It’s Not the Distance, ‘It’s the Niggers.’ is a quote from a white Richmond, VA parent who, "ironically, had been bused to school as a child herself, but opposed busing aimed to desegregate schools simply because of race."--@Sifill_LDF
"White Southerners pulled their children from public schools and formed private white academies, funded with public dollars, until LDF successfully sued them, although many of these academies remain today." - @Sifill_LDF
"The success of white and governmental opponents to desegregation means that, today, schools are more racially segregated than in 1972 when LDF issued its report." -- @Sifill_LDF Read her @Slate #oped: slate.com/news-and-polit…
"Ultimately, we must recognize that white resistance to school integration then and now is intertwined with the misbegotten belief of white parents that an integrated education provides no benefit for white children." - @Sifill_LDF slate.com/news-and-polit…
"As our country fractures before our eyes, it is past time that Americans stop embracing faux justifications for racial segregation and recognize that it has devastating consequences for our national security and cohesion—and our integrity as a democracy." -@Sifill_LDF
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