Many Years Later
Monday. I listened with interest to the news discussion of the current case before the Supreme Court on the racial balancing of schools, two cases before the court: one brought against the Seattle school district, the other brought against the Louisville school district. I say with interest because my uncle was the president of the Seattle school board in the 1960's when Seattle voluntarily (without being forced by the federal government) integrated the Seattle schools through a busing program. There were warm discussions in Seattle of the proposition then, I suspect there are warm discussions around this particular case now.
The plaintive in the Seattle case wanted her daughter to attend Ballard high school, the high school, as it happens, my uncle's children (my cousins) attended, but through the formula used by the Seattle school system her daughter has been forced to attend another school. My uncle is no longer with us, but I suspect if there's a life beyond, he's watching this now. Maybe nothing changes and everything comes full circle. I'll read the Supreme Court's decision with interest these many years later.