This report from the UCLA Civil Rights Project shows segregation has increased dramatically across the U.S. for Latino students, who are attending more intensely segregated and impoverished schools than they have for generations. These segregation increases have been the most dramatic in the West, where the typical Latino student in the region attends a school where less than a quarter of their classmates are white; nearly two-thirds are other Latinos; and two-thirds are poor. California, New York, and Texas, all states that have been profoundly altered by immigration trends over the last half century, are among the most segregated states for Latino students along multiple dimensions.
Also, in spite of declining residential segregation for black families and large-scale movement to the suburbs in most parts of the country, school segregation remains very high for black students–and it is again double segregation by both race and poverty. Nationwide, the typical black student is now in a school where almost two out of every three classmates are low income, nearly double the level in schools of the typical white or Asian student. New York, Illinois, and Michigan consistently top the list of the most segregated states for black students.
Beyond this data, the summarizes the most rigorous research to date showing that segregated schools are linked systematically to unequal educational opportunities. The report also suggests a number of specific ways to reverse the trends toward deepening resegregation and educational inequalities.