The School Desegregation- Resegregation Scenario: Charlotte-Mecklenburg's Experience
Based on enrollment data since 1969, determines the degree of resegregation (schools again becoming racially imbalanced after initial desegregation). The data reveals that, after desegregation in 1970, the system experienced resegregation as early as 1973, and that the district since then has undergone an integration-resegregation cycle on three year intervals. The data suggests resegregation is a product of residential changes, not private school flight. Desegregation is a continuing struggle, not a onetime event. Table, biblio.
Geography, Geology, and Planning
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County, Charlotte)
Dennis Lord, J., and John C. Catau. "The school desegregation-resegregation scenario: Charlotte-Mecklenburg's experience." Urban Affairs Quarterly 16, no. 3 (1981): 369-376.
Urban Affairs Quarterly