By: Ella Hynson, Jace Baccus, Kaitlin Espey, Kyle Carlson


Throughout history, one race has often veiwed itself greater and superior to another. Although segragation was mostly found in the south, the unjust concept was found in every section of the United States at one time or another. The seperation of races led to the civil rights movement.

Segragation in schools

Recent studies show that students across the country are still largaly learning in segragatedschools, along both racial and economic lines. 80% of latino students and 74% black students are in schools where the majority of students are not white. 43% of latinos and 38% of black attend intensely segregated schools where white students comprise 10% or less of the student body.

Segregation in the 1900's!

In the early 1900s it was a time of war and financial commotion for the U.S. Because even, though there was peace before World War One there was still little comfort of peace for many African Americans. Yes, they weren't slaves anymore. But they were still treated as sub citizens. In some people’s minds, they were even considered non-human.

Pictures of segregation in schools


segregation: the act or practice of segregating

segregating: to separate or set apart; isolate

Segregation Today

Sadly, schools in America are more segregated today than they have ever been in more than four decades. Also, millions of non-white students are locked into “dropout factory” high schools, where large percentages of students do not graduate, and few of them are ready for college or a future in the US economy. Schools in America are 44 percent non-white, and Latinos and blacks, are the two largest youth groups, to attend schools more segregated today than during the civil rights movement. Which happened, forty years ago.

How we can help stop Segregation Today

We can help stop segregation today by, treating everyone fairly and not judging them because of their race. Also, we help stop Segregation by giving Latinos, Blacks, etc. the chance for a better education so, they will be ready for this US economy and college. Lastly, we can try to stop being stop being so rasist and mean to other races.

Reason we choose this Topic

We choose this topic because in White Lilacs alot of segregation happens in this book so, we thought that it would be a good idea to research this topic. Not only to do it for the project but, to also get a better understanding of segregation then and now.


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