After reading and discussing the thoughts of Brown v. Board in Guinier’s article it really makes me think that these same types of separations of the schools is still apparent in todays society. As the reading explains in Little Rock, Arkansas they built a new high school in the middle of white suburbia for the white students to attend so that they did not have to go back to Central High School, which was the integrated school in the city. I have seen this same type of thing occurring still today in a particular area. I was living this past summer in a very rural area of North Carolina. The town had two separate high schools on either side of the town, one was called North High School and the other West High School. At North High School there was approximately a 3-5% black population, while at the West High School there was a 35-40% black population. This past summer the county school district decided that it was time to draw new school zones in the town. When they did so the new lines places students from West High School into the zone for North High School and visa versa. This caused an uproar with the upper white class families who did not want their children to be either going to the other school or allowing the students from West High School to attend their high school. The parents made up every excuse imaginable about the economics and social status of the students, but always kept race out of the picture. However, as the article of Guinier shows us, these different areas of race, wealth and social status can all be combined. Which was exactly what the families in this town were doing. In order to fix the problem a group of families who’s children would have been going to attend West High School got together and hired a contractor to build a housing development adjacent to North High School so that no matter what the new re-zoning lines would look like they would inevitably attend North High School. The response according to Guinier of the whites in the town is because they feel as if they are not being racist and are just trying to seek out the best opportunities for their children. However, when looking at the larger picture Guinier points out that there are hierarchical benefits to being racially divided as long as you are of the white class because you will then gain more in social and economic order in the world. This just goes to show that there is still a significant amount of relevance for such an important decision that occurred not all that long ago and still has ramifications on our society today. It was very interesting to see this entire occurrence take place over the course of three months seeing how I was just a visitor to the town and could look at it from both sides.