We’re joined by Matt Delmont
. He’s the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth College, and he wrote the book on busing – 2016’s Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation
. Given the prominence “busing” has had in discussions about school desegregation, particularly in light of the exchange
between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden at a recent democratic presidential primary debate, we thought we’d take a break from taking a break, and talk about “busing”.
–Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation – Dr. Delmont’s 2016 book on desegregation
–There’s a Generational Shift in the Debate Over Busing – Dr. Delmont in The Atlantic
–How Desegregation Became the Third Rail of Democratic Politics – Dr. Delmont and Jeanne Theoharis in the Washington Post
–It Was Never About Busing – Nikole Hannah-Jones from the NY Times