Today in class we are continuing to watch 50 Years Later, a documentary about the desegregation of Little Rock Central. As we watch the movie it becomes clear that although Little Rock Central is integrated it still remains segregated on many levels.
In class we also talked about the neighborhoods that surround Central High School and how much of the community is now run down and in poverty. This part of the city use to be a very popular area to live and now it consist of run down and boarded up homes…which is quite a site considering that they stand across the street from a national monument.
Lastly, we spent the most time discussing the achievement gap that exist between African Americans and Caucasian students and what factors lead to this disconnect. In class on Friday we will be finishing this documentary and putting the finishing touches on our discussions.