Across the country today, American schools and educators are still trying to figure out the full implications of last week's big Supreme Court ruling on race and school assignments.
A half century after the court declared that "separate but equal" does not work in education, the Roberts court seemed to point straight back to separate but equal. Or maybe forward to some new effort at colorblind equality.
This is bedrock stuff. Critics are shouting "resegregation." Supporters say "So what?"
This hour On Point: the surprising range of response to the court's big new message on race and schools.
Luke Massie, National Co-Chair for the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.;
Michael Steele, Former Republican Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and current chairman of the National Republican political action group GOPAC.;
Gary Orfield, Professor of Education at UCLA and co-director of UCLA's Civil Rights Project.;
Lani Guinier, Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School
This program aired on July 2, 2007.