If re-segregation of schools begins to occur in Wake County after busing for racial, ethnic and economic balance ends, the NAACP and other groups may go to court to maintain the importance of diversity in schools.
That was the message NC NAACP President William Barber and more than 100 neighborhood activists gave to the newly elected Wake County school board members who will take office in December. Elected on a "neighborhood schools" platform, the new board members have vowed to end "forced busing." But Rev. Barber told the activists that putting students in high-poverty, segregated schools is "nothing more than a form of institutional child abuse." Read the story in The News and Observer. Read the full text of Rev. Barber's statement on his blog.