Resources for Reporters
To: Political Reporters
From: John Mcdonald Jmcdonald@gseis.ucla.edu
Re: Resources on Segregation
The comments of Kamala Harris at last week’s DNC presidential primary debate appear to have placed the issue of segregation front and center in the campaign to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Segregation is increasing in every region of the nation, and it will be interesting to learn what candidates are willing to do to address the issue as the campaign moves forward.
If you need information or comment about segregation, the following are expert resources that can be of assistance.
The Civil Rights Project at UCLA
Co- Director – Gary Orfield – firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant: Laurie Russman – email@example.com
The Civil Rights Project has done extensive research on segregation in schools in states and regions across the U.S. Be sure to see their recent research detailing increasing levels of segregation 65 years after the Brown v Board of Education Ruling. https://www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/news/press-releases/press-releases-2019/brown-at-65-no-cause-for-celebration
Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State
Erica Frankenberg – Co-founder and Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
CECR partnered with UCLA CRP on the recent report looking at segregation 65 years after Brown. Erica is also the co-author of School Integration Matters: Research-Based Strategies to Advance Equity (with Megan Hopkins).
Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, & Women and Gender Studies
Chair, Sociology of Education Section, American Sociological Association
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Professor Mickelson has done extensive research on segregation, including the impact of the expansion of charter schools in North Carolina
Please let me know If I can be of additional assistance