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The Myth That Busing Failed

The Myth That Busing Failed

Update: 2019-07-1841
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The first Democratic debate brought renewed attention to busing as a tool of school desegregation. We spoke to a colleague about what the conversation has been missing. Guest: Nikole Hannah-Jones, who writes about racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

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Carmel Macklin

Awesome podcast. I learned so much from the episode. I would love to hear more reporting on the impact of bussing, redlining, prison industrial complex etc. There was an article done in 2003 by the Ny times. https://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/12/magazine/prison-is-a-member-of-their-family.html has there been any follow up on this family?

Jul 22nd
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Fido Wood

Carmel Macklin thanks for sharing the article

Jul 23rd
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lzk222

"Busing didn't fail, we failed"? Really? Busing was deeply unpopular and inconvenient for everybody. So, the people spoke and government got rid of it. This should not be a story of how "racist" we are, but of how American democracy actually worked. The Daily trying to racialize everything disgusts me.

Jul 19th
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lzk222

Dana Sperry "I bet you could suck a golf ball through a garden hose."

Jul 21st
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Dana Sperry

lzk222 "Mr. Madison, what you've just said...is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point, in your rambling, incoherent response, were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it."

Jul 21st
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Gloria Bravo

Thank you Nicole, great reporting!

Jul 18th
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Rita Moore

Gloria Bravo Thank you, like it

Jul 19th
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The Myth That Busing Failed

The Myth That Busing Failed