Growing Diversity

An analysis by The Washington Post found that more students in the U.S. attend public schools with children of different races than ever before. In 2020, for the first time, there will be more children of color than white children, according to Census Bureau projections.

Over the past few decades, integration has taken hold even in smaller districts that had been predominantly white, although schools in many big cities and across the South continue to be deeply segregated, the paper found.

To measure the changes, the Post compared data for each district in the country from 1995 and 2017; a district is considered “diverse” when no one race constitutes more than 75 percent of its student body.

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