Florida is a very important state for the future of American race relations. As the third largest state in a country with large white, Hispanic and black population, it is important that students in the state receive fair and equal access to the best schools. During the desegregation crisis in the South, the state of Florida experienced dramatic desegregation more peacefully than much of the region because of positive leadership of some of the state’s leaders and focus on preserving public schools while other states spent their time futilely fighting in the courts.
Orfield, G., & Ee, J. (2017). Patterns of resegregation in Florida’s school. (A Report for the LeRoy Collins Institute, Florida State University). Los Angeles, CA: The Civil Rights Project-Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA.