The Integrated Schools Podcast

Not In My Suburbs: Milliken v. Bradley @ 45 (BONUS)

Episode Summary

We’re joined by Michelle Adams, Constitutional Law Professor at Cardozo School of Law, who is writing a book on Milliken v Bradley, a case that functionally halted the promise of Brown v Board at the city limits, allowing all-white suburbs (created through policies like redlining) to maintain all-white schools.

Episode Notes

Today, July 25th, is the 45th anniversary of the SCOTUS ruling on the Milliken v. Bradley case. We’re joined by Michelle Adams, Constitutional Law Professor at Cardozo School of Law, who is writing a book on this important and under-appreciated case.

Based in Detroit, this case functionally halted the promise of Brown v Board of Education at the city limits, allowing all-white suburbs (created through policies like redlining) to maintain all-white schools. We talk about the history of the case, and what it means today.

LINKS:
-Parents Involved v Seattle Schools
-Keyes v Denver School District 1
-Swann v Mecklenburg
-Brown v Board of Ed
-Complete audio from the opinion, including the entirety of Justice Marshall's dissent,

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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.