It has been more than 60 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, holding that racial segregation in public schools violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Although desegregation efforts made incredible gains in the wake of Brown, a series of court-mandated integration orders were lifted in the 1990s and 2000s, allowing for the resegregation of schools nationwide. The ACLU Racial Justice Program uses litigation and advocacy tools to challenge segregation in both traditional public school districts and charter school programs, underlining the belief that desegregated schools are a necessary component of quality education.

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