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Old 11-28-2007, 05:38 PM
 
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I just read the site on the history of Dallas and I'm wondering why it took 40 years to desegregate the schools in Dallas?

The site says it was a Federal oversight. How can that be when in 1963 the order was given "in Dallas" to desegregate, and it didn't happen until 2003?

Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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That's news to me and I went to a DISD school in the 90s.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:45 PM
 
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We were released from the court order in 2003 - the desegregation started over 40 years ago.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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I just read the site on the history of Dallas and I'm wondering why it took 40 years to desegregate the schools in Dallas?

The site says it was a Federal oversight. How can that be when in 1963 the order was given "in Dallas" to desegregate, and it didn't happen until 2003?

Any input is greatly appreciated.
Factually, what it says is that DISD declared Dallas schools desegregated in September of 1967.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:08 PM
 
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Well maybe W.T. White said that but it really was a grade-by-grade process at that point until Tasby filed suit 2-3 years later. I think '66 or '67 was the first year that separate high schools were not listed as "White" or "Negro" in the phone book...hey I'm not that old but someone showed me once..
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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Factually, what it says is that DISD declared Dallas schools desegregated in September of 1967.
Factually, 1967 wasn't even mentioned on the timeline, or did you mean the actual court order?

DallasNews.com: Hidden History of Dallas
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:48 PM
 
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We were released from the court order in 2003 - the desegregation started over 40 years ago.
Thank you, that makes sense.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Factually, 1967 wasn't even mentioned on the timeline, or did you mean the actual court order?

DallasNews.com: Hidden History of Dallas

Factually, both as I stated and as Lakewooder stated:

Desegregating Dallas Schools (http://library.law.smu.edu/disd/background.shtm - broken link)
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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Factually, both as I stated and as Lakewooder stated:

Desegregating Dallas Schools (http://library.law.smu.edu/disd/background.shtm - broken link)
Thanks for the link!
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:48 PM
 
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I think there was a certain degree of segregation at some campuses, mainly elementary schools where children were not old enough to know better.

The segregation cut across social class lines, which unfortunately overlay racial lines in many instances.

I attended DISD for one semester of sixth grade, I saw very clear cut segregation. I lived with my mother and stepfather in Vickery Meadows. Children who lived in vickery Meadows were bussed several miles to a campus near the Park Cities. The kids who lived in the neighborhood, and those of us that were bussed in were in seperate classes.

Kids from Vickery Meadows were bussed to other affluent areas suck as Preston Hollow. I for one was not at all shocked when the news broke. The kids knew we were seperate, as did the staff.

I can recall when my homeroom class was having science period. the science teachers home room class were kids from the affluent area near the school. she made some comment aobut being careful walking home in bad weather, and then corrected herself with "oh you all bussed here".

This was in in 1993.
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