A Twitter user with Oak Park roots joined a live conversation on the micro blogging site hosted by ProPublica reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones and Gene Demby of NPR's "Code Switch" about schools, segregation and the pivotal Brown v. Board of Education case of 1954.
Demby posed the question, "How were the schools you attended K-12?" to the Twitter audience.
@Maggie_Chicago replied, "Oak Park, IL pub schools were &are quite diverse (and it's a huge point of pride). private (catholic) HS, many less POC but some."
On May 17, 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court voted school segregation unconstitutional. Yet, education disparities involving race and class still exist.
What do you think about the state of diversity in schools in Oak Park and surrounding areas? Join the conversation in the comment section below or on Twitter using the #OakPark and #RevisitingBrown
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