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School secession movement drives re-segregation

October 25, 2019 - Despite the Supreme Court's 65-year-old landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling establishing that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, school secession efforts like the one now underway in Louisiana's East Baton Rouge Parish are leading to more segregated schools.

The South's economic crisis

October 18, 2011 - In the 1930s, with the country struggling to recover from the Great Depression, President Roosevelt labeled the South "America's Economic Problem Number 1." Today, there are troubling signs that it remains one of the nation's hardest-hit regions.