Segregation is an issue that will always have its hold within society as long as any type of differences among individuals exist. People claim that segregation is a thing of the past however, deeming the Civil Rights Movement as the death of segregation. However, an article written by Motoko Rich in the New York times just yesterday (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/education/segregation-prominent-in-schools-study-finds.html?ref=todayspaper&moc.semityn.www) lays out in detail just how prominent segregation still is today.
It's no longer about whether or not people are following the law in regards to what is right and wrong. There are always options in which obey higher authority yet undermine it at the same time. This is seen in the rising number of students of caucasion ethnicity attending upperclass private learning institutions that lower income minority families could never afford, therefore installing a new type of segregation in America. In fact, one state pinpointed as a central location for such activity is my very home, Texas. In allowing this to continue, and limiting the opportunities of others through a financial hierarchy, I am ultimately only limiting myself as well as our country. Race and gender have no effect on an individuals potential when given the best opportunities if education. I am not competing among what is really the best and the brightest but rather the most rich and the whitest. Allowing segregation to grow only encourages a closed mind as well, ridding us of the very ideal our nation was originally founded on, tolerance.