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NYC Schools Lack Diverse Student Populations

With the nation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of Education, Amy Stuart Wells pointed out the benefits of ensuring that students are educated in desegregated schools. The professor of sociology and education commented in response to a recent study indicating that New York City schools are among the most racially segregated despite the city's diversity.

"The research really shows that students who go through desegregated schools feel more comfortable around people of other races," said Wells. "They are more likely to live in integrated neighborhoods. They're more likely to feel comfortable working in an environment that is more racially diverse."

The report, entitled "50 Years After Historic Decision, City Schools Remain Segregated," appeared on the February 17 broadcast of
New York 1.
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