You’re exactly right. Segregation was over and done in the South when the National Guard had to be called out in the mid-1970’s to enforce segregation in...wait for it...
Black students get on the bus at South Boston High School in 1975 following court-ordered integration. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green)
I believe you meant de-segregation.
I remember that time (I was raised in the once-great Commonwealth of MA before escaping to NH). Judge Garrity, over-ruled the constitutional right of Freedom of Association (sending your child to school in a neighborhood you chose to live in) and forced busing. I guess liberals never understood the “one bad apple” concept. They seem to subscribe to the idea that bad students would be lifted up by putting them in good schools, despite the repeated, irrefutable evidence that the good students are pulled down instead. Those liberals who decry “White flight” need look no further than our “benignly” despotic government seeking to create their racial Utopia over the bodies of innocent students.
My rant is a little off-topic to the thread, but although I blame MA and Boston for a lot, I think the impacted residents who rightly complained deserve to be cut some slack on this issue.