Conclusion: De Facto Segregation and You

  1. To wrap up this lesson, discuss the following questions with your class:
    • How do these civil rights cases impact us today?
    • Many would argue that de facto segregation in education still exists, even though there are no laws restricting African Americans from living in certain places, as there were at the time of the Skipwith case. What do you think de facto segregation looks like today?
    • What are the demographics of your schools – Who is the majority? Who is the minority? (Encourage students to think about factors other than race as well.) How does this impact the school? If the school is not a public school, to what degree do parents choose the school for their children because of who the majority/minority population is?

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Conclusion: De Facto Segregation and You." (Viewed on May 29, 2023) <>.


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