For the fourth episode in our Brown v. Board at 65: The Stories We Tell Ourselves series, we talk with Civil Rights attorney David Hinojosa. School segregation is too often painted as binary issue between black and white people; learning other histories shows that this is far from true. Complicating the picture of what preceded and came as a result of Brown v. Board, David shares a history lesson on the segregation of Latinx communities across the US since the late 1800s. We discuss the politics of race and language, the importance of shared experiences and the deep fights for educational justice that continue to this day.

LINKS:
San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez
Richard Valencia
The Lemon Grove Incident
Mendez v. Westminster
Hernandez v. Texas
Santamaria v. Dallas ISD
Patricia Gandara on the triple segregation of Latinx people

And, if you’re in Seattle on May 16thh, be sure to check out BvB @65: Seattle’s School Segregation Story, put on by the Seattle Chapter of Integrated Schools.

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The Integrated Schools Podcast is produced by Courtney Mykytyn and Andrew Lefkowits. Audio editing and mixing by Andrew Lefkowits. Music by Kevin Casey.