Myron Orfield
Myron Orfield
Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law
Director, Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity

Prof. Myron Orfield Quoted in MinnPost about Minnesota Abandoning Efforts to Integrate Schools and Housing

Professor Myron Orfield was quoted in MinnPost about Minnesota abandoning efforts to integrate schools and housing. MinnPost reports: "Orfield attributes increasing disparities to neo-liberal 'third way' policies, pushed nationally by President Bill Clinton that caved in to white resistance to integration. Strong social justice policies that required more integration of schools and housing in the Twin Cities suburbs were abandoned in favor of charter schools and profit-driven housing developers, resulting in more segregated schools and neighborhoods, Orfield argues. In yet another Times op-ed, Orfield wrote that Minneapolis 'abandoned its vision of an egalitarian society, stopped enforcing civil rights rules and let inequality and division fester.’'"