Vanderbilt Law Review


James Bolner

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For many years the political-legal attempts to implement the rights of the Negro minority in America have focused on the field of public education. It is the writer's view that current widespread confusion concerning the racial composition of public school populations forms a major obstacle to better racial relations.' This article is an examination of the ways in which the problem of racial concentrations of minorities in public schools has been met in a variety of forums: state legislatures, state and federal educational and civil rights agencies, and the United States Congress. The article is intended to enhance the reader's understanding of the complexities of legislating in the realm of racial relations.