School segregation is worsening in the Richmond-Petersburg area, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. About 10 percent of black students in the area attend a school that is 99 percent or more black. Gary Orfield, an opponent of segregation in schools, said segregation is not only just by race but by the combination of race and poverty. Orfield goes on to say the goal of desegregation was about getting better opportunities for children. While Virginia may not be the worst offender of racial segregation, Orfield said it has fallen short of its potential.
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