Civil rights groups sue New Jersey to desegregate schools

TRENTON, N.J. — A lawsuit filed by a civil rights coalition claims racial segregation in New Jersey schools persists more than six decades after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional.

The Latino Action Network, the New Jersey chapter of the NAACP and others unveiled their lawsuit against the state Thursday. It was announced on the 64th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling that struck down separate-but-equal schools.

The lawsuit cites a UCLA civil rights report and contends New Jersey has one of "the most segregated public school systems in the country."

The plaintiffs say about two-thirds of black students attend schools that are 80 percent or more nonwhite.

A New Jersey governor spokesman said he can't comment on pending litigation but said "the governor is deeply committed to boosting diversity in our schools."

You may also interested in

Southern California having smoggiest summer since...

Aug 12, 2016

Southern California sunshine means sparkling beach weather but this summer it's contributing to a...

At 93, legendary climber Fred Beckey still...

Aug 13, 2016

Legendary Seattle climber Fred Beckey is the focus of a new documentary film about his life

Great Lakes no help for a struggling Trump on...

Aug 15, 2016

Donald Trump needs a place to reset the electoral map, and he seems to be looking at the industrial...

Mississippi town mourns deaths of 3 couples in...

Aug 15, 2016

Three married couples killed in the crash of a small airplane in Alabama all lived in the...

Gawker sold to Univision in aftermath of Hulk...

Aug 16, 2016

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision won an auction Tuesday for Gawker Media, which was put on...

The Next Daily is the new generation of online publication, serving you the most recent discoveries made in science and technology on a daily basis. At The Next Daily, we believe in the power of consistent and reliable reporting to inspire and move mankind forward.

Contact us: sales[at]thenextdaily.com