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Susan E. Eaton

Susan E. Eaton is a writer based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of The Other Boston Busing Story: What’s Won and Lost Across the Boundary Line (Yale, 2001) and co-author with Gary Orfield of Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown v. Board of Education (New Press, 1997). Her essay in VQR is adapted from a book-in-progress about the legal case Sheff v. O’Neill.


Brown’s Faint Revival

Winter 2004 | Essays

We come then to the question presented: Does segregation of children in the public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other 'tangible' factors may be equal, deprive the minority group of equal educational opp [...]