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The Uncertain Future of School Desegregation and the Importance of Good Will, Good Sense, and a Misguided Decision


Derek W. Black


University of South Carolina - School of Law

October 13, 2011

Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 947, 2008

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The article was part of a symposium on the jurisprudence of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. First, the article analyzed whether the Court’s decision in Parents Involved v. Seattle Schools was consistent with Justice O’Connor’s majority opinion in Grutter v. Bollinger. The article concludes that Parents Involved narrowly construed the holding in Grutter and limited its effect. Second, the article assessed the practical import of the decision in Parents Involved. It found that the opinion made voluntary desegregation more difficult than it otherwise would be and, thus, would discourage many school districts from taking progressive action. Unfortunately, the article also points out that only a limited number of schools were pursuing voluntary desegregation prior to Parents Involved and that even among these districts, the plans were not aggressive. Thus, the decision might change little in terms of current practices, but would serve as a disincentive in the future.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 44

Keywords: grutter, parents involved, voluntary desegregation, diversity, affirmative action, racial isolation, integration, desegregation

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Date posted: October 14, 2011  

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Black, Derek W., The Uncertain Future of School Desegregation and the Importance of Good Will, Good Sense, and a Misguided Decision (October 13, 2011). Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 947, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1943617

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University of South Carolina - School of Law ( email )
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