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  •  Catholic schools (9+ / 0-)

    I went to a mainly white, ethnic, Catholic school up north in the 1950s and 1960s.  The nuns who taught us were strong advocates of MLK and racial integration.  I remember they arranged for our class to have pen pals, mostly AA, from Selma, Alabama.

    Unfortunately, as I later found out, Catholic schools in the south during the same period seemed to "suddenly" find it in their interest to accept large numbers of non-Catholic whites as students.

    Don't think it's changed, even today.

    Just because the government keeps a record of real property transfers, it doesn't mean that the government wants to confiscate your home.

    by NCJan on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:35:11 AM PDT

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    •  Catholic schools were integrated before (4+ / 0-)
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      public schools in Jacksonville, FL. I supervised student teachers there during court-ordered de-segregation in the early 70s. A bunch of "segregation academies" sprung up in church basements when the public schools were de-segregated. They were mostly in Baptist churches. The Catholic schools were already integrated.

      •  Check out this 2002 report (2+ / 0-)
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        It speaks directly to the issue of segregation in private schools, including Catholic schools.  

        It finds that racial segregation is much more prevalent in private schools than in public schools.

        http://civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/...

        Just because the government keeps a record of real property transfers, it doesn't mean that the government wants to confiscate your home.

        by NCJan on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 12:08:10 PM PDT

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