Vanderbilt Law Review

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This Article examines the implications of changing racial patterns--particularly those tending to resegregate schools--as they bear on the formulation of judicial remedies for school segregation. The Article considers both the effect of changing residential racial patterns upon racial patterns in schools and the effect of school desegregation upon the level of white enrollment. A third question that also may be relevant in this connection concerns the extent to which the possible existence of such resegregation constitutes a legitimate consideration in school desegregation cases. For example,fourteenth amendment requirements may render white flight a wholly irrelevant factor in some desegregation cases. This is a question of constitutional law, however, and will not be addressed directly in this Article.