BREAKING NEWS: The Supreme Court votes against voluntary integration in schools

By The News Jun 28, 2007

The U.S. Supreme Court today has ruled that race should not be considered when assigning students to public schools, the Associated Press reported today.

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected public school assignment plans that take account of students’ race. The decision in cases affecting schools in Louisville, Ky., and Seattle could imperil similar plans in hundreds of districts nationwide, and it leaves public school systems with a limited aRinku Senal to maintain racial diversity. The court split, 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts announcing the court’s judgment. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a dissent that was joined by the court’s other three liberals.

Yes, you bet. This bombs. Check back on RaceWire. We’ll have some analysis on what this will mean for students of color and the goals of racial and educational equity set by Brown v. Board of Education.