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Michelle Obama: Sixty Years After Desegregation 'Folks Still Hold The Old Prejudices'

Michelle Obama: Sixty Years After Desegregation 'Folks Still Hold The Old Prejudices'

In Topeka Kansas Friday night, the first lady Michelle Obama spoke to graduating high school seniors on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

Obama argued that segregation is alive and well and said, “You see, many districts in this country have actually pulled back on efforts to integrate their schools and many communities have become less diverse as folks have moved from cities to suburbs. So today, by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his final speech. As a result, many young people in America are going to school largely with kids who look just like them.”

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