LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- In a move decried by some as state-sponsored segregation, the Legislature voted Thursday to divide the Omaha school system into three districts - one mostly black, one predominantly white and one largely Hispanic.
Supporters said the plan would give minorities control over their own school board and ensure that their children are not shortchanged in favor of white youngsters.
Apparently they ended the forced busing, and to deal with the minority districts being financially shortchanged, the Omaha legislature and Republican Governor, punted. This shining example of bigotry should be held up as an example for the Iraq quagmire, as well as a demonstration of Americas own overt and still alive racism.