The Effects of Integration In the 1970s, for the first time, large numbers of white children and black children began attending school together. It was an experience that shaped them for life.
How did school desegregation happen? In June 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down school desegregation plans that look at studentsí race. It is the capstone of 50 years of shifting laws that shape the racial mix of public schools.