Southern Stalemate

The southern stalemate goes deep into segregation in schools within the state of Virginia. Specifically, Prince Edward County. During this time, segregation was so bad that instead of allowing fair integration into schools, the system came to a decision of closing down the school system instead of trying to have fair education for everyone. Prince Edward County was a county that heavily did this to try and prevent mixture of different raced students in schools. Many Virginia residents at the time supported this and didn’t want mixture of races in schools for some reason. I never understood this way of thinking, it isn’t fair to the students at all, especially the ones being discriminated against because of their background. I’m glad things are different now; however, it was interesting reading this excerpt and learning more in depth information about this time period in my home state.

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