*It may 2010 – more than 55 years after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision desegregating the nation’s public schools; but a federal judge was forced last week to issue a desegregation order.
The order affected a rural Mississippi school district which was found to have been segregating its African American students in all-Black classrooms.
The Mississippi area in question is Walthall County – a dairy farm region 80 miles from the Louisiana border with a population of 15,000 residents.
The U.S. Justice Department brought the case against the state and county charging that for years it had allowed white students to transfer to the county’s only majority white school leaving other schools virtually all-Black. (source: Taylor Media Services – www.BlackNewsJournal.net )