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New York City Schools

The racial equity problem in New York City Schools

What was the racial equity problem in New York City Schools that students and families (especially Black and Puerto Rican families and their supporters) were trying to solve through the 1964 boycott? What were the causes of the problem? What solutions did the student and adult protesters want to see implemented? (Try to answer each question in no more than 2-3 sentences. Use evidence from ““Jim Crow Must Go: Thousands of New York City Students Staged a One-Day Boycott to Protest School Segregation, and it Barely Made the History Books” and/or “The Largest Civil Rights Protest You’ve Never Heard Of.