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The definition of segregation

Segregation defined

Designed by researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Race and Poverty, this definition of segregation includes schools where the share of blacks, Hispanics or Asian students exceeds 50 percent, or schools with varying combinations of black, Hispanic and Asian students, where the relative share of white students in the schools does not exceed 30 percent. In predominantly white schools, the share of each non-white group is smaller than 10 percent. Any school that is neither non-white segregated nor predominantly white is considered integrated.

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