Civil Rights: Funding Fights and Making it Right with Ta-Nehisi Coates

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National Parks sign at what was once segregated Monroe Elementary School, which Linda Brown, the plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education case, attended.

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates explains how the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow and housing and mortgage discrimination trapped African-Americans in poverty. Plus: David Garcia-Rosen, founder of the Small Schools Athletic League, contends that small NYC high schools are shortchanged when it comes to sports funding.